Standards of Judgment for Construction of Specified Buildings (2010)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Applicable Building Type(s)New non-residentialPolicy Requirement LevelVoluntaryGovernanceDevelopment Authority: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT)Implementation Authority: MLIT and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (MTI)Enforcement Authority: Local AuthorityPrescriptive Compliance pathEnergy Requirements:InsulationCriteria for preventing heat loss includes building type, use and orientation, climate zone, insulation materialWindowsCriteria for calculations include window size type and shading, as well as building type, size and climate zoneSkylightsGlazing ratios form part of the thermal loss coefficientSpace Heating SystemThe coefficient for the air conditioning load includes heat from temperature difference between inside and outside conditions, solar radiation, heat generated inside, outside air intake and are dependent on building type and climate zoneWater Heating SystemFactors in the frame coefficient include requirements on the system's efficiency, pipe insulation, length and diameter LightingPrimary energy consumption for lighting includes coeffiecients on automatic controls, zoning and according to building size and type, room shape and finishing, arrangement of lighting fixtures.Renewable EnergySolar heating for water is a factor in establishing the frame energy requirementEnd-uses considered:Space cooling, Space heating, Water heating, Lighting interior, VentilationPerformance Compliance pathFrame based requirements establish annual thermal loads per m2ResourcesNotes Climate zones

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating
  • Space cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Water heating