6 Star Engery Rating

From May 2014 the higher 6-Star energy requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC) have applied in Tasmania to all new detached houses or units, and any attached outbuildings such as a garage.

New extensions and additions to existing houses must also comply with the 6 Star requirement.

Requirements Overview: 

  • a higher level of insulation is needed generally around a building's conditioned space to meet increased minimum total R (resistance) values
  • more stringent glazing provisions to prevent heat loss through windows and doors
  • extra insulation provided in some areas as compensation for ceiling insulation loss caused by openings or penetrations such as exhaust vents and downlights

In addition to achieving a 6-Star level for thermal efficiency and comfort. New houses must also meet new requirements for energy efficient lighting and space heaters. 

References below, for further information please visit these sites; 

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/building/regulation/energy_efficiency/star_ratings

http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs15.html

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