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Investigating equivalence in compliance pathways to Australian housing energy efficiency

Timothy O'Leary, David Whaley, Martin Belusko, M Andamon (ed.), Priya Rajagopalan (ed.)

Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density: 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018 | RMIT University | Published : 2018


Current regulatory pathways to compliance in energy efficiency for Australian housing are via provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). This paper first identifies performance evaluation criteria set out in the code presented as a comparative analysis across the different methods of achieving compliance. Jurisdictional and concessional variations are discussed and thereafter an examination of the effect of specific design and location factors that impact the commonly used deemed to satisfy route to compliance. A study is presented in the paper investigating typical South Australian temperate climate housing styles in terms of their expected energy performance and compliance. This i..

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