NCC 2022 : Energy Budgets [On Demand]

NCC 2022 : Energy Budgets [On Demand]

NCC 2022: Energy Budgets [On Demand]

2 Formal CPD Points
On Demand course

This course forms one part of a four-session NCC 2022 Update Series. Each session in this series comprises a presentation equivalent to 2 formal CPD points and can be purchased individually.

We are also currently offering the complete NCC 2022 Update Series as a single bundle. Available now to purchase at a discounted rate, this bundle includes access to all four NCC 2022 Update sessions amounting to eight hours of expert presentation content, equivalent to 8 formal CPD points.

Follow these links to secure your bundle and individual session enrolments:

NCC 2022 Update Series: Complete Bundle Offer

NCC 2022 Update 01: Fire Safety
NCC 2022 Update 03: Condensation
NCC 2022 Update 04: Livability and Accessibility




Develop your understanding of newly introduced home energy budgets and how to achieve them, determine requirements relating to on-site renewables, battery storage and electric vehicle charging, and gain further insight into the expansion of the NABERS energy verification method. For this session we welcome from the University of New South Wales Dr. Anir Upadhyay as our presenter.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify NCC 2022 components relating to new whole of home energy performance requirements for houses and apartments
  • Evaluate the efficiency of fixed energy-using equipment and renewable energy generating systems in achieving energy budgets
  • Explain how trading and offsetting are allowed under the new requirements 
  • Describe the energy rating and elemental provisions compliance options permitted under NCC 2022

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Design: Pre-Design
Identification, analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.

Design: Conceptual Design
Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.

Design: Schematic Design
Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

Documentation: Detailed Design
Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements.

Documentation: Documentation
Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems.

Project Delivery: Construction Stage
Monitoring project requirements and objectives as described in project documents are met.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

PC 1 
Comply with the regulatory requirements and obligations pertaining to practice as an architect, including legislation, professional codes of conduct, obligations for continuing professional development and professional indemnity insurance.

PC 12 
Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.

PC 16 
Be able to apply risk management and mitigation strategies – including safety in design, project risk, requirement for resilience from the impacts of climate change and appropriate insurances – across architectural services.

PC 28 
Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

PC 31 
Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.

PC 32 
Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project.

PC 33 
Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.

PC 41
 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation.

PC 45 
Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants.

PC 46 
Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.

PC 58 
Complete documentation – including specifications, drawings, schedules, reports, certification and approvals – and other project information for issue to the client and relevant authorities, as required under the construction contract and relevant building and planning codes


Dr Anir Upadhyay

Lecturer, School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales

Dr Anir Upadhyay is trained as an Architect and Urban Planner. He has a PhD degree in Sustainable Design from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Anir’s research mainly interrogates real-world problems related to sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment. His research explores fundamental issues of sustainable built environment at design and post-occupancy stages by using simple design tools and analysing big data sets.

Anir developed a new framework, Environmental Quality of Life, to evaluate neighbourhood sustainability using perceived neighbourhood satisfaction together with objective environmental quality. Anir is now involved in a CRCLCL research project ‘Validating and improving the BASIX energy assessment tool for low-carbon dwellings’ which reviews NSW government’s one of the most important planning tools, the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX). Anir received early career research grants in 2016 and 2017 from the UNSW Built Environment to develop climate data analysis software for built-environment professionals. His project addresses the underlying issues of climate data analysis/ presentation for built environment professionals to explore local climate data from a designer’s perspective.

Anir is a co-inventor of ysense wireless environmental sensor and Enviro-energy dashboard which inform energy consumption and indoor environmental quality in real-time.



Non Members $149
Members $99 


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