Section J of Volume 1 of the National Construction Code (NCC) outlines the energy efficiency requirements for non-residential buildings (ie. Class 2 to 9 buildings). The objective of this section is to minimise greenhouse emissions.
NCC Section J reports are therefore mandatory for all commercial buildings as part of the Development Application (DA) process to ensure their design complies with the BCA. Normally, the Council will require a Section J compliance report at the Construction Certificate stage. It is although advisable to have a Section J report prepared prior to submission of the DA as the Council may require building modifications resulting from the Section J Report.