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GIW Environmental Solutions is currently drafting an important Proposal for Change to the National Construction Code (NCC) – Section J Energy Efficiency Provisions (2014).

Our duty as ESD Consultants is to decipher, navigate and deliver on the NCC Section J. From time to time peculiarities in the interpretation of the Provisions arise. At GIW we believe that it is important to uphold the objective of the Section J and that national consistency is an imperative.

The result is that GIW has taken the opportunity to provide integral feedback to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) who are charged with the responsibility of maintaing and updating the NCC. In so doing we trust that this ‘Proposal for Change’ advise will lead to enhancements of the Section J Provisions. The lengthy lag between drafting this document and submitting to the ABCB is aimed at allowing industry stakeholders the opportunity to provide suitable feedback on the Proposals. Moreover, certain proposed initiatives, i.e. updating the Glazing Calculator (Per item 3B will require a software development and testing period of  6-12 months).

Formal Public Consultation responses are sought. Closing date is 15 May 2012. The following document inclusive of all Public Consultation responses will be submitted to the ABCB on the 31 May 2012.