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Energy Rating News

BCA Section J 2013 Changes

May 1, 2013 | Green Rate
Changes in BCA 2013 mean that all commercial buildings will now require a BCA Section J report.

10 Star House Challenge

Jul 16, 2012 | Green Rate
Green Rate awarded recognition for successfully designing a 10 Star House at the 2012 BDAV '10 Star Challenge'.

BCA 2012 Changes – Energy Efficiency

May 1, 2012 | Green Rate
Only minor changes to the energy efficiency provisions in the newly released BCA 2012.

Scrap 6 Star Rating: Baillieu's About-Face on Housing

Apr 17, 2012 | Royce Millar and Adam Morton
Premier Ted Baillieu has abruptly abandoned a proposal to scrap mandatory energy ratings for new homes in Victoria.

6 Star Mud Brick Homes Study

Aug 24, 2011 | Green Rate
Green Rate appointed to conduct study into the viability and potential costs involved in building a 6 Star mud brick home.

Part J BCA 2011: Summary of Changes

Aug 24, 2011 | Green Rate
A summary of changes in Part J BCA 2011 energy efficiency regulations for commercial buildings.

Deemed to Satisfy: Lighting, electrical, insulation...

June 20, 2011 | Green Rate
Lighting, electrical, building sealing and services: A guide to BCA 2011, Deemed to Satisfy 6-Star requirements for residential Class 1 buildings.

6 Star Energy Rating Victoria

May 5, 2011 | Green Rate
Straightforward and to the point; all the information you need to know about Victoria's move to a 6-Star energy efficiency standard for new homes and alterations.

Efficient House Design: Windows, insulation & more

May 2, 2011 | Green Rate
A simple guide on energy efficient home design and how to achieve a 6+ star energy rating.

6 Star Rating for New Homes in Victoria

Feb 14, 2011 | Green Rate
All new homes, alterations and additions will need to comply with an increased 6 star House Energy Rating (HER) in Victoria on 1 May 2011.