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NCC - BCA VOLUME ONE:ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROVISIONS

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NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
This TECHnote includes information useful in satisfying the NCC Energy efficiency provisions for Class 2 to 9 buildings. The NCC objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency. Operational energy is currently the focus of the NCC. Embodied energy may be considered in the future for sustainability controls.
NCC - BCA VOLUME TWO: ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROVISIONS

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
This TECHnote includes information useful in satisfying the NCC energy efficiency provisions for Class1 buildings and Class 10a buildings.
LIMIT STATE DESIGN

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
During recent decades, the emphasis in structural design has been moving from permissible stress design to limit state design since the latter approach makes possible rigorously designed, yet economical, structures by considering relevant modes of failure directly.
Atmospheric Corrosivity Categories TECHnote cover 2021

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  2021.  (Current)
Short Description
Atmospheric corrosivity categories are a standardised rating of the corrosivity of the atmosphere in relation to the corrosion rate of certain metals.
RAINWATER HARVESTING

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
The collection, storage and use of rainwater has potential for considerable reduction in the requirement for potable (mains) water supply. This TECHnote suggests ways that a NATSPEC based specification can be used to specify a rainwater harvesting system.
USING NATSPEC TO SPECIFY BMS AND AUTOMATIC CONTROLS

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
This TECHnote suggests some ways to use NATSPEC worksections to specify Building Management Systems (BMS) and automatic controls.
NCC Energy Efficiency Protocol And Software For Housing

Publisher
NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
Compliance with the Deemed-to-Satisfy energy efficiency provisions of the NCC can be achieved using thermal modeling software and load limits for the climate zone specified in the ABCB standard NatHERS heating and cooling load limits. The NatHERS compliance pathway requires a building to achieve a minimum star rating and satisfy corresponding heating and cooling load limits.
ENVIRONMENTAL RATING SCHEMES FOR BUILDINGS

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NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
There are a number of national environmental rating schemes in place in Australia that can be used to understand how efficiently a building is operating as well as measure and reduce its impact on the environment.
AIR, MOISTURE AND CONDENSATION

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NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
Condensation can damage finishes and materials (e.g. by causing timber to rot), and be a health hazard by promoting mould growth. Moisture entry into buildings also increases air conditioning energy consumption. Higher R-Values and tighter building sealing increase condensation risk.
PREVENTING CONDENSATION ON DUCTS AND AIR HANDLING PLANT

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NATSPEC

Version:  (Current)
Short Description
Condensation on mechanical ducts and plant can lead to corrosion, damage to building materials and microbial growth. This TECHnote deals with the use of insulation to prevent condensation on ducts and air handling plant.