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Section J (DTS method)


Regions covered – NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC


Classification types - Class 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 type buildings in accordance with the NCC (National Construction Code) 2019. Applies to shops, offices, bulky retail, hospitals, day care facilities, recreational facilities, Medical facilities, showrooms, schools and other commercially uses spaces.

Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume 1, requires minimum levels of energy efficiency to be achieved for non-residential buildings (Class 2-9) to reduce the amount of energy a building requires for its normal operation.

Part J.1.0 – Minimum requirements for the building fabric

Part J3.0 – Requirements to achieve compliance with sealing the building against losses air gaps

Part 5.0 - Air-conditioning and ventilation systems requirements

Part 6.0 - Artificial lighting and power maximum requirements or limitations

Part 7.0 - Heated water supply and swimming pool and spa pool plant

Part 8.0 - Facilities for energy monitoring


The Section J provides minimum requirements for each aspect of the building that effects energy use. As long as you can demonstrate that the minimum requirements have been achieved though the design then the building is deem to satisfy the requirements of section J.


Why use 10 Star Building Assessments

Our assessors have experience in the construction industry with a great knowledge of project costs. This allows us to provide recommendations that can meet compliance but using methods that reduce the construction cost of the building. Should we identify through this process that the outcome may require an alternative solution, 10 Star Building Assessments can facilitate the use of advance modelling software and complete a JV3 assessment.

In our experience this approach has contributed in construction savings in some cases in excess of $100k.


What should you expect.

We pride ourselves on providing a quick response and meeting the clients expectations. A well-constructed Section J assessment can save you thousands of dollars during the building process, along with delivering ongoing savings across the life of a building.  By using 10 Star Building Assessments. Our network of industry professionals allows us to test and confirm that our recommendations continue to remain current with industry changes.

You will experience open dialog, constructive suggestions and meeting your timeframe restraints.

Section J (DTS method)
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