Applying expert opinion to domestic building energy assessment

This note was reviewed and retained for legacy in September 2018. 

This note considers expert judgement as one of several stated assessing methods approved for compliance with the Building Code of Australia's Performance Requirements for housing energy efficiency.  It discusses both the matters considered by, and the nature of the 'independent technical expert', arising from the use of the expert opinion method.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Building Code of Australia
  3. Assessment methodologies
  4. Assessment considerations
  5. Rated buildings on the energy spectrum
  6. Data sources for informing expert opinion
  7. Built examples inform expert assessment
  8. Who is an independent technical expert?
  9. Further evolution