Early intervention – minimising the cost to achieve 7 star compliance

Early intervention – minimising the cost to achieve 7 star compliance The new standards and their effect on building costs The updated energy provisions of the National Construction Code 2022 have increased the energy efficiency requirements for residential developments from 6 stars to 7 stars, effective from October 1, 2023. These amendments are designed to create an […]

NatHERS Whole of Home: A Breakthrough in Energy Efficiency

NatHERS Whole of Home: A Breakthrough in Energy Efficiency NatHERS, the National Home Energy Rating Scheme, has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative with the introduction of the NatHERS Whole of Home rating. This innovative system is set to revolutionise the way we measure a home’s energy consumption, encompassing not only the structure itself but also […]

What is NatHERS?

What is NatHERS? The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, commonly known as NatHERS, is an innovative program that seeks to assess the energy efficiency of residential buildings. The central idea behind this initiative is to assign a star rating to homes based on their thermal performance. This rating, measured on a scale of 0 to […]

Sustainability SEPP and National Construction Code Changes

NCC Changes Basix

Sustainability SEPP and National Construction Code Changes On the 29 August Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met to discuss upgraded energy efficiency provisions for residential buildings, implementation, and transition timeframes for the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC), the Australia Building Codes Board (ABCB) Business Plan, funding, and Intergovernmental Agreement. The key […]