Commercial Energy Efficiency
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Deemed To Satisfy
Deemed To Satisfy provides the least flexible way to achieve compliance of energy efficient home design elements but can still be useful in some circumstances, particularly light weight constructions.
The BCA dictates the insulation or performance levels you need to comply with for each energy efficient home design element.
For example, a floor will have to have a certain R value, as well as the walls and so on. You cannot increase the R value in the walls to compensate for less insulation in the floor. Each individual component must comply.
This often makes it difficult to comply with this method.
As always energy efficient home design will be easier with EcoForm and we will find the correct assessment method for your project.
JV3 assessments model the entire building in a 3D modelling program. We then compare this to another model of the same building that has all the individual components required on the BCA. A maximum energy efficiency load (kWh) is established for the building. We can then change the components of the building as long as this maximum is not exceeded.
This means not all areas need to comply with the minimum areas of the BCA as per the Elemental Provisions Assessment method. If, for example, you had an energy efficient building and found you didn’t need wall insulation, you wouldn’t need to put it in.
You can also use items such as energy efficient lighting to offset your insulation requirements. This means you have a lot more freedom to find a solution without expensive upgrades such as under floor insulation or upgraded glass.