Discussion paper Fixture Unit Rating Systems July 2015

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Final RIS Fire Safety in new Class 2 and 3 residential buildings

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Outcomes report Energy efficiency NCC 2022 and beyond

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RIS Energy efficiency hot water heater BCA 2010 - Final Decision

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Final RIS Adult change facilities in public buildings

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Final RIS Process for the development of Performance Solutions

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RIS Assessment options residential smoke alarm provisions NCC

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses and evaluates the current smoke alarm provisions contained in the NCC against a number of options that improve occupant notification a

RIS Interconnection of smoke alarms

The final decision Regulation Impact Statement assess the option of interconnecting existing alarms in new houses.

Accessible Housing project overview timeline RIS explained

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Final RIS Energy efficiency of commercial buildings

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement changes to the NCC to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Good Practice Guide for Preliminary Impact Analysis

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RIS Emergency egress for occupants with disability - Final Decision

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RIS Slips, trips and falls - Final Decision

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Ensuring that plumbing and drainage products are fit for purpose

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Final RIS Inclusion of Heating and Cooling Load limited NatHERS assessments

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Protocol Regulation Impact Analysis

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RIS Energy efficiency residential building BCA 2010 - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of proposed amendments to energy efficiency requirements in the BCA for residential buildings (equivalent to Cl

Final RIS Application of temperature control requirements for heated water

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Final RIS Process for the development of Performance Solutions

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RIS Bushfire construction - Final Decision

This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared to incorporate the proposed amendments to the Australian Standard AS 3959-1999 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas (the Standard),