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NCC 2022 Energy efficiency proposals - scoping study released

August 05, 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.

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.

A copy of the scoping study can be downloaded at the ABCB website.

Members are encouraged to review and provide a submission to this scoping study either directly to the ABCB or comments can be sent to

Response to the scoping study is due 8th September 2019.