BCA Section J
BCA - Guide to Building Class
|Class 2*||Multi-res, units, apartments|
|Class 3||Boarding houses, backpackers|
|Class 4*||Dwelling parts of aged care facilities|
|Class 5||Office buildings, front offices of factories or warehouses|
|Class 6||Showrooms, restaurants|
|Class 7||Carparks, storage warehouses|
|Class 8||Laboratories, workshops|
|Class 9b||Workshops/labs in schools|
|Class 9c||Aged care buildings|
|*In BCA 2010 Building Classes 2 and 4 are required to comply with energy rating requirements under Section J rather than the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) method. Please refer to Volume 1 p.612.|
|Class 1||Detached house, town house, villa unit|
|Class 10||Private garage, carport|
BCA Commercial Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9a, 9b, 9c Mimimum R-value guide
|Class 2-9||Climate Zones|
|Direction of heat flow||Inwards||Outwards|
|Suspended Floors (Unenclosed)||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ2.0||Rτ3.5|
|Light coloured roof, solar absorptance ≤ 0.50|
BCA Residential Class 1 and 10 Mimimum R-value guide
|Class 1&10||Climate Zones|
|Direction of heat flow||Inwards||In & Out
|Suspended Floors (Unenclosed)||Rτ1.5||Rτ1.0||Rτ1.5||Rτ2.25||Rτ1.0||Rτ2.25||Rτ2.75||Rτ3.25|
|Light coloured roof, solar absorptance ≤ 0.40|
Solar Absorptance for COLORBOND® Colours
Table 1 - Colour Classification in Accordance with the BCA
|Evening Haze®||0.427||Manor Red®||0.688|
|Shale Grey™||0.433||Woodland Grey®||0.706|
|Pale Eucalypt®||0.597||Cottage Green®||0.746|
For full details on solar absorptance refer to the COLORBOND® website
Note: This tool is an interpretation of BCA 2010 (Vol. 1 Section J and Vol. 2 Part 3.12) and is a guide only. Final designs should always be checked against the BCA for compliance.
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