Get familiar with key changes impacting Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC).

AIRAH’s Northern Territory division presents a full-day seminar, highlighting the important updates to Section J as part of the overhaul and release of the NCC, which came into effect in May 2019.

DATE Tuesday, September 3
VENUE Darwin Innovation Hub, Level 1/4850 Smith St, Darwin City
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The updates to Section J are part of a broader strategy, led by the Australian Government, as a result of major research by the Australian Building Construction Board (ABCB). The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the energy efficiency of the country’s building stock by 40 per cent by 2030. It also looks to provide more flexibility on verification options, including NABERS Energy and Green Star, to prove compliance against the code.

This seminar and workshop will include:
  • An overview of the major changes to Section J
  • How this affects the HVAC&R industry and building services sector
  • How industry can comply and adapt to the changes
  • A workshop with a focus on Section J calculations and worked examples.
This seminar and workshop will also feature discussion on: 

Commercial Buildings

Improving the current reference building Verification Method (JV3) Formally recognising NABERS Energy and Green Star as alternative Verification Methods Simplifying the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions Introducing basic comfort levels for building occupants
Building envelope thermal performance calculations Glazing and façade calculations Average daylight factor Section J5 pump and fan pressure calculations
Greenhouse gas emissions factors Blower door testing and Infiltration measurements Water heater system calculations Ancillary energy assessments


V2.6.2.2 Verification using a reference building 


Presenter: Ken Thomson, M.AIRAH

Thomson has over 25 years’ experience in the building industry, and has completed numerous projects in ESD and mechanical design. These projects include HVAC system design, documentation and commissioning (including undertaking CFD analysis, façade design and analysis, and daylight and glare assessments), as well as post-occupancy inspections, energy audits and building condition audits. 


This course has been designed for:

  • Mechanical services designers
  • Mechanical services contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Maintenance contractors
  • Facilities managers
  • Building owners
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Certifiers.


General course information


Delivery method:
Face to face


8 hours (full day)


Maximum of 25 people

No formal assessment, but participants will be involved in different activities relating to the course content throughout the day.



AIRAH and Engineers Australia members $440

Non-member price

Non-members $595

Course pricing includes GST



Registrations are open now and space is limited.

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You may also register by downloading, completing and returning the registration form to training@airah.org.au.



Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email training@airah.org.au for more information.