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Andrea Blackmore
Review concludes Australia’s building code fails to encourage energy efficient buildings

This review of Australia’s National Construction Code began in light of concerns that compliance with existing energy efficiency requirements in the NCC was poor.

It concluded that “Non-Compliance is too easy, encouraged and mostly after design certification”

“It also suggested that consumers were either unaware of the basic physics of thermal comfort (and therefore heedless to whether their building was performing as designed) or preferred to pay for a particular “look” rather than an energy efficient design. This makes selling sustainable building measures to a client more difficult for architects and cutting corners (and costs) easier for builders and tradesman.”

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