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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause H1 Energy efficiency

All content related to H1 Energy efficiency

4th edition, amendment 3

Current version: Effective from 1 January 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

NZS 4218:2009 replaces the 2004 version in H1/AS1 and H1/VM1. Overall the requirements in H1/AS1 do not change, but foil insulation is no longer within the scope of H1/AS1.

Cited content in this document can be found on the Building CodeHub website.

3rd edition, amendment 2

Effective from 10 October 2011 to 30 May 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to H1 are contained in one document.

  • Defines the Building Performance Index (BPI) in relation to a building.
  • H1/VM1 provides a verification method for the building thermal envelope and the modelling of housing and small buildings, and other large buildings. It gives replacement tables for certain minimum insulation/R-values and a means of determining thermal resistance.
  • H1/AS1 to be used for housing, communal residential, communal non-residential and commercial buildings.  It gives replacement tables for minimum insulation/R-values and a means to comply for control of airflow, solar heat gain, hot water systems and artificial lighting.

3rd edition, unamended

Effective from 31 October 2007 to 10 October 2011

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

2nd edition, amendment 1

Effective from 1 July 2001 to 31 October 2007

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

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