Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC) requires minimum levels of energy efficiency to be achieved for non-residential buildings (Class 2-9) to reduce the amount of energy a building requires for its normal operation.
The main elements which are assessed include:
Section J method of assessment is essentially a ‘checklist’ solution whereby each building element must meet the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions set out in Volume One of the National Construction Code (NCC).
There is no flexibility with this method of assessment as each element needs to comply independently.
The advantage of this method is that it is fairly quick and works well for simple buildings with minimal glazing.