Appendix B to RIS 2009-03 - Australian Building Codes Board

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Appendix B to RIS 2009-03 - Australian Building Codes Board

Glossary

ABCB

AS

AS/NZS

BAU

BCA

CR

CSWH

DEWHA

DTS

ESWH

F&M

GSWH

GWA

HE

HP

IWH

LPG

MEPS

MRET

NCFA

NR

OP

ORER

PR

RECs

SE

S–E

S–G

SWH

TRNSYS

TS

WH

Australian Building Codes Board

Australian Standard

Australian and New Zealand Standard

Business as Usual

Building Code of Australia

Current Regulations case

Central service water heating installation (may consist of several

separate water heaters coupled together)

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Deemed to satisfy

Solar water heater with electric boosting

Factors and Methods Workbook published occasionally by the AGO

Solar water heater with gas boosting

George Wilkenfeld and Associates

High efficiency

Heat pump water heater (where water is heated mainly by a vapour

compression process, although may be boosted by other means)

Instantaneous water heater (where the water is heated on demand by gas

or electricity rather than stored hot for use)

Liquefied petroleum gas

Minimum Energy Performance Standards

Mandatory Renewable Energy Target

Net conditioned floor area (as defined in AccuRate)

No Regulations case

Off-peak (electricity tariff)

Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator

Proposed Regulation case

Renewable Energy Certificates (as determined by ORER)

Standard efficiency

Solar with electric boost

Solar with gas boost

Storage water heater (where water heated by electricity, gas, solar

energy or any combinations is stored hot for later use)

TRaNsient SYstem Simulation Program (used for simulating the

performance of water heaters in AS/NZS 4234

Thermosyphon: a type of solar water heater in which the storage tank is

mounted on the roof immediately above the collectors.

Water heater

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