Since the BCA section J; JV3 energy modelling protocol was introduced in 2006, energy modelling has been used successfully in achieving the compliance of buildings to meet the BCA performance requirements.

The use of the JV3 protocol has steadily increased over the last nine years, with industry members just starting to understand the power and versatility of the process. While the use of energy modelling is increasing, there is still a strong reliance on using the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions. I have…