This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply the principles of sustainability to building design.

It includes the application of sustainable practices to minimise negative impacts of the construction process and land use on the environment, incorporate passive design,
sustainable water use and energy efficiency into a building design and select suitable materials for the construction of the building. It requires compliance with relevant legislation,
Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to: - Apply the principles of sustainable building design in accordance with current legislation and government policies. - Evaluate and recommend sustainable materials suitable for the construction of a specific building design in accordance with client brief and specifications. - Research, evaluate and report on data and findings, make recommendations and develop strategies for the design of sustainable buildings for at least one building development project that complies with the applicable local government authority, relevant legislation and the BCA.

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