Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Commercial energy efficiency provisions

Closed 1 Jul 2024

Opened 1 May 2024


About the consultation

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been undertaking work to scope potential energy efficiency changes for commercial buildings in the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The proposed provisions are included in the NCC public comment draft (PCD).

An in-depth analysis of the impacts (both costs and benefits) of the proposed provisions is now open for comment. This analysis is presented in a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS).

This CRIS has been developed by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) in accordance with the Regulatory Impact Analysis Guide for Ministers’ Meetings and National Standard Setting Bodies administered by the Commonwealth Office of Impact Analysis (OIA). 


To support stakeholders in providing informed comments, resources are available via the Related Documents section at the bottom of this page. You can access the full CRIS below or download a copy at the bottom of this page. 

The NCC PCD (the technical provisions) is also open for consultation until 11:59 PM AEST 1 July 2024. You can view the PCD and supporting documentation on the ABCB’s Consultation Hub.

You will still be able to view the PCD once the public comment period has closed.

Why your views matter

The input of stakeholders to the CRIS is fundamental to ensuring that the RIS is based on the best available information. Questions have been included to guide your responses on specific matters where more information would be particularly helpful in developing the final RIS.

Providing comment

The CRIS is open for responses until 11:59PM AEST Monday 1 July 2024. In line with the ABCB’s procedure for undertaking public consultation, comment will only be accepted through the ABCB’s online Consultation Hub.

What happens next

The ABCB will consider, in detail, all responses received from stakeholders.

Responses to the CRIS will inform the development of the final report. 


  • Building: Commercial
  • Building Codes Committee
  • Plumbing Code Committee


  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • NCC Volume Two