Energy efficiency scoping study out for public comment!

Friday, 26 July 2019 Aerial view of a typical suburb in Australia

Consultation is open for the energy efficiency scoping study and we are seeking your comment.

The ABCB has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the NCC’s energy efficiency provisions, with a focus on residential buildings in the 2022 edition of the NCC. This work is to be carried out in consideration of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings (the Trajectory). The Trajectory proposes incremental changes to the NCC to reduce the operational energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions of buildings.

To commence this process, the ABCB has produced a scoping study for public comment. The study outlines a possible approach and scope for this project, with a particular focus on NCC 2022.

The scoping study has now been released for public comment and can be read or downloaded from the ABCB Consultation Hub.

The Consultation Hub is a new initiative from the ABCB to improve consultation with stakeholders.

Providing comment

Responses to questions on the scoping study, outlined in the consultation form, are invited until 11.59pm AEST Sunday 8 September 2019. Only comments submitted using the online form will be considered.