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New Homes and Renovations

All Victorian homes and apartments, built after May 2010, must meet the 6 Star standard for energy efficiency. This standard was designed to make new dwellings 50% more energy efficient for heating and cooling than the typical 2 Star dwellings constructed prior to the implementation of the regulations. As a result, 6 Star home owners now enjoy an average saving of $200 per annum on their heating and cooling bills.

On the 1st of May, 2008, the national energy efficiency standard was further extended to cover all relocated homes, renovations and alterations. All building projects that require a building permit must now comply with the 6 Star standard for thermal performance.

If you are planning to build, relocate or renovate a house or apartment in Victoria, your designs must now take into account these 6 Star energy efficiency requirements.

Commercial Buildings - Section J

With the inception of the energy efficiency measures in the National Construction Code (NCC) for commercial buildings in 2006, we have developed our 'Section J' Energy Efficiency Assessment and Compliance report to assist architects, designers, builders and developers meet the stringent requirements of the NCC and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

These measures apply to all new, refurbished, altered or extended commercial buildings and require them to achieve minimum levels of energy-efficiency through performance based provisions.

The most common methodology used for evaluating compliance to the NCC is called deemed-to-satisfy (dts). A dts based Section J report ensures that the design meets the exact deemed-to-satisfy provisions in the NCC/BCA.

Where required, we offer practical advice and assistance on cost-effective ways to improve the buildings performance and achieve compliance. We have prepared energy compliance reports for all types of buildings and designs.

If you are planning to build new commercial premises or alter an existing commercial building, your designs must now take into account the BCA energy efficiency measures.

About Us

Ellis Energy was established in 2004 with the goal to assist Designers, Architects, Builders and home owners to achieve compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC) and Building Code of Australia (BCA) standards for energy efficiency, by supplying a professional building thermal performance assessment service.

We are NatHERS accredited building thermal performance assessors and provide house energy ratings using the FirstRate5 House Energy Rating software.

Our expertise is based on over 50 years of combined experience in the building industry, with particular emphasis in the window and insulation industries, both of which are key components towards a thermally efficient building. We are members and hold national accreditation with the Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV).

For professional home and commercial thermal performance assessments and expert advice, please contact Ellis Energy by clicking on the link below.


Six Star Energy Efficiency Consultancy Service

Energy Ratings with FirstRate5 Software

Commercial Buildings 'Section J' Compliance Reports

Compliance Reports for Alterations and Additions

BASIX Certificates - (NSW Energy and Water Efficiency

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