Roof construction R-values will increase to R6.6 when New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 5th edition becomes mandatory on 1 May 2023 (6 months later than first announced). Have you thought about how you will deal with these changes in your designs?
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A local volcanic eruption is a substantial risk to the Auckland region. Research into the impact of multiple volcanic hazards on the roofs of buildings showed that they generally deal well with volcanic ash and flying rocks landing on them.
BRANZ’s Transition to a zero-carbon built environment programme will continue forging partnerships in 2022 to advance knowledge and help deliver the low-carbon buildings that climate change demands.
BRANZ modelling identified six areas for designers to focus on to reduce the carbon footprint of a new build. In the first of this series, we look at the practical considerations for designers using rule of thumb 1 Increase construction R-values.
The BRANZ helpline has received many calls asking how to approach designing new houses that are compliant with the higher thermal requirements of New Zealand Building Code clause H1 Energy efficiency 5th edition. The first step is to look further than just the schedule method.