Can VURB for residential buildings ever be a good thing?

Can VURB for residential buildings ever be a good thing?
1 CPD NatHERS Technical

Can VURB for residential buildings ever be a good thing?

16/06/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST 


Event overview

VURB (Verification using a Reference Building Method) is a Performance Solution (Verification Method – V2.6.2.2) within the National Construction Code 2019. Introduced to provide flexibility against meeting the Performance Requirements of P 2.6.1 (except NSW), it has become synonymous as a ‘loophole’, allowing builders to avoid complying with the six-star NatHERS minimum requirement.

About the Presenter


Over the past 20 years, Darren O'Dea has developed a wide range of technical and business development expertise covering the assessment, delivery and management of Building Physics consultancy. 

Darren has authored 50 + articles in blogs, in the media and in publications on the subject of Building Physics and its role in architecture and engineering. In addition, Darren has advised the ABCB, ClimateWorks, the Green Building Council of Australia on matters of energy efficiency and is a Technical Director at the Australian Passive House Association.

Today, Darren is a Director at Speckel, a start-up software company aiming to create better opportunities for building design and construction teams to work together to improve outcomes for the built environment via easy to use design tools.

CPD Points: 1 NatHERS Technical CPD point. This will be recorded in Design Matters National Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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