BCA Section J

BCA Section J Assessment and Compliance Reports are required for all commercial buildings as part of the Development Application process to demonstrate a design’s ability to comply with the BCA.

The objective of Section J is: “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by effi ciently using energy”.
Planning to achieve compliance for the BCA Section J is ideally done at concept design stage to results in a ‘Deem to Satisfy’ Report.
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The DTS approach for sole-occupancy units of a Class 2 building and a Class 4 part differs from the approach taken for other Classes of building. BCA 2010 requires a software rating.
In NSW, a software rating is also required by BASIX. This must be undertaken by an ABSA Accredited Assessor.
For Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 buildings, each element within Section J is designed to work as part of a system. The Section J report will cover:


J1 Building Fabric roof and ceiling construction, roof lights, walls, floors.
J2 Glazing shading, glazing.
J3 Building Sealing chimneys & flues, roof lights, external windows & doors, exhaust fans, construction of roof, walls, floor.
J5 Air-Conditioning & Ventilation Systems air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation, ductwork, time switches, heating & cooling systems.
J6 Artificial Lighting & Power interior artificial lighting & power control, decorative lighting, external lighting, boiling water & chilled water storage units.
J7 Hot Water Supply & Swimming Pool & Spa Plant.
I2 Maintenance of Energy Efficiency Installations.
J8 Facilities for maintenance & monitoring.