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Green Buildings - Section J is only the start of the journey!

Matthew Parnell - Sunday, September 07, 2008

The energy efficiency provisions of the BCA have been with us since November 2006. For those of us who have been hoping for such legislation for years, it represents a major step forward. However, it has been a difficult step for many in the property industry: many designers, developers and builders have been caught by surprise, being were unaware of Section J and its requirements. This is rather peculiar, as these provisions have been in development since the mid-1990s, with substantial input from industry bodies. 

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