Building Code of Australia (Non-residential Buildings) 2011

Last updated: 2 May 2019
Applicable Building Type(s)


New non-residential



Governance


Development Authority: Commonwealth Government - Australian Building Codes Board
Implementation Authority: State Government - Minister for Planning. Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Verification Authority: Local Government and the private sector
Enforcement Authority: Local Government



Prescriptive Compliance path



Floor area is the total for all storeys where the storey area is all floors measured over the enclosing walls, incl. mezzanines and areas occupied by internal walls, cupboards or built in fixtures and fittings


Energy Requirements:

Insulation

R-Values (m2.K/W)
Floor
Suspended floor
Walls
Climate zone 1
0
1
3.3
Climate zone 2
0
1
3.3
Climate zone 3
0
0
3.3
Climate zone 4
0
0
2.8
Climate zone 5
0
1
2.8
Climate zone 6
0
1
2.8
Climate zone 7
1
1.5
2.8
Climate zone 8
2
2.5
3.8


Windows
The aggregate air-conditioning energy value attributable to the glazing must be calculated using the method and criteria specified in tables J2.4a &b
Skylights
Total area < 5% of floor area, unless required by health and safety compliance requirements. SHGC and U factors are specified by ratio of shaft index to percentage of floor space. Listed in Table J1.4
Air Leakage
1.5 ACH
Space Heating System
Annual energy consumption for air conditioning must be calculated with the prescribed method and criteria (Tables 2a-2g)
Water Heating System
Hot water supply consumption rates must be calculated using criteria specific to building type (Table 2i, Spec JV)
Lighting
Maximum illumination power density is prescribed by space type (Table J6.2a) with adjustments for control devices (Table J6.2b)
Renewable Energy
Heating must obtained from an on-site renewable energy source, or reclaimed energy, or a source that has a greenhouse gas intensity

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating
  • Space cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Building vintage
  • New buildings
  • Building envelope