H1 Energy Efficiency, and Where Material Incorporated by Reference is Available for Inspection and Purchase
Pursuant to section 24(1) of the Building Act 2004
(“the Act”), I give notice of an amendment to the compliance document for New Zealand Building Code clause H1 Energy Efficiency (“Compliance Document H1”).
The amendment to Compliance Document H1 comes into force on 31 October 2007.
Compliance Document H1 is available for purchase from Vic Books, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington, freephone 0800 370 370, or for download free of charge from the Department of Building and Housing (“DBH”) website at
New materials incorporated by reference
Pursuant to sections 405 and 410(1)(e) of the Act, I give notice that the following material will be incorporated
by reference into Compliance Document H1 on 31 October 2007:
Amendment to materials incorporated by reference
Pursuant to sections 406(c)(ii) and 410(1)(e) of the Act,
I give notice that material previously incorporated by reference into Compliance Document H1, as set out
in Column 1 below, will be replaced by the material in Column 2:
Column 1 Column 2
NZS 4214:1977 NZS 4214:2006
NZS 4218:1996 NZS 4218:2004
NZS 4243:1996 NZS 4243.1:2007 and NZS 4243.2:2007
BRANZ ALF Manual: Annual loss factor design manual. An aid to thermal design of buildings (1990) BRANZ ALF 3: The ‘Annual Loss Factor’ Method. A design tool for energy efficiency houses, 3rd edition (April 2000)
New Zealand Meteorological Service Average degree-day tables – selected New Zealand stations (Misc publication 159, 1978) Temperature Normals for New Zealand 1961–1990 by A. I. Tomlinson andJ. Sansom (ISBN 0478083343)
The changes to material incorporated by reference set out in Column 2 will take effect in the amended Compliance Document H1 on 31 October 2007.
Material ceasing to have legal effect
Pursuant to section 408 of the Act, I give notice that the following material incorporated by reference is revoked and will cease to have legal effect on 31 October 2007:
BRANZ House Insulation Guide (1995)
Purchase of material incorporated by reference
The materials incorporated by reference described above may be purchased directly from:
? AS/NZS 4859.1, NZS 4214, NZS 4218, NZS 4243.1 and NZS 4243.2 from Standards New Zealand, Radio New Zealand House, Level 10, 155 The Terrace, Wellington, or online at
? ALF 3 (2000) from BRANZ Bookshop, Private Bag 50908, Porirua
? Temperature Normals for New Zealand 1961–1990 from National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA). Telephone: (04) 386 0300. Facsimile: (04) 386 0574. Email: email@example.com
Copies of materials incorporated by reference are also available for purchase through all DBH’s offices.
Viewing materials incorporated by reference
Materials incorporated by reference are available for inspection free of charge at the DBH national office,
Level 6, 86 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, during working hours.
The materials incorporated by reference set out above, which related to energy efficiency, as referred to in section 410(1)(c) of the Act, are available for inspection free of charge at all DBH’s offices during working hours.
DBH office locations
The DBH office locations are as follows:
? National office in Wellington: Level 6,
86 Customhouse Quay.
? Auckland office: Level 3, 41 Shortland Street.
? Manukau office: Level 1, CST Nexia Centre,
22 Amersham Way.
? Hamilton office: 2nd Floor, 36 Bryce Street.
? Wellington office: 60 Oriental Parade.
? Christchurch office: Level 2, 10 Nelson Street.
? Porirua Tenancy Services Centre: 1st Floor,
Housing Corp Building, 1 Walton Leigh Avenue.
DBH also has tenancy service delivery locations in: Whangarei, Henderson, Takapuna, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North,
Lower Hutt, Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill.
To make an appointment at one of these locations to
view or purchase material incorporated by reference, Freephone 0800 836 262.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of August 2007.
KATRINA BACH, Chief Executive, Department of Building and Housing.