3.12 DTS Energy Efficient Report
Residential Deemed To Satisfy (DTS) energy report is a list of minimum insulation values of roofs, walls, floors and glazing allowances. It is simple, low cost, and can usually be delivered in a single business day. DTS energy requirements are based on National Construction Code (NCC) Section 3.12 and it is prescriptive, which means it has to be applied to your building regardless of any limitations that your building may have.
What is covered in a section 3.12 DtS report?
Australia’s building code seeks to minimize the energy demand of commercial built spaces to minimize their carbon footprint.
The core of a Section 3.12 report, is a short table that outlines the minimum applicable thermal performance parameters – mainly to the building fabric and building services. This information is the minimum required for compliance. At Energy Compliance, we also illustrate the location and value of the added insulation required to make sure there is no communication error between the design and construction team.
Section 3.12 of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume 2, or as it was formerly known, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), applies to all residential buildings (Class 1 – residential dwelling, and Class 10 – unoccupied spaces like a garage or shed).
- PassivEnergy provides quotation
- The client accepts the quote
- We discuss the client’s energy targets and limitations
- PassivEnergy provides the draft report
- Client reviews report, and we discuss any alterations to the report
- The final report is issued
- Payment is made.
Who needs a residential energy DtS report?
All new buildings and major renovation/extension require construction to the minimum energy efficiency standards in the National Construction Code. For renovation/extension bigger than a threshold specified by different states, the whole house should also be brought up to the current standards. As a first step in energy compliance, you will need to obtain a report (such as Section 3.12 Volume 1 – Deemed to Satisfy Report) demonstrating compliance to the National construction code.
A Section J compliance report is part of the documentation required when applying for a building permit. The report is used by the building surveyor to satisfy your local council requirements.