Energy efficiency - NCC 2022 and beyond scoping study

Closes 8 Sep 2019

Opened 26 Jul 2019


The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the energy efficiency provisions, with an emphasis on residential buildings, in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). This work is to be carried out in consideration of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings (the Trajectory).

To commence this process, the ABCB has produced a scoping study for public consultation The study outlines a possible approach and scope for the project.

Please note that issues of compliance are outside the scope of this consultation. Administration of the NCC is the responsibility of the States and Territories.

Why We Are Consulting

The primary purpose of this scoping study is to seek initial views on the proposed approach and scope of future changes to the NCC energy efficiency provisions, particularly in 2022.

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