This Handbook is targeted at designers, energy analysts, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other specialist designers who are familiar with energy analysis software used to model the annual energy consumption of a building. The purpose of the document is to enhance practitioner awareness of NCC energy efficiency requirements and, through guidance, deliver nationally consistent interpretations of those requirements. The requirements represent minimum acceptable standards as determined via consultation with governments, industry and the community.
The JV3 - Energy Efficiency Handbook has been developed to assist a broad range of stakeholders to understand the application of the NCC energy efficiency provisions. It will also assist in developing appropriate performance solutions by better understanding the requirements of the NCC and the powers and responsibilities that State and Territory legislation deliver to an Appropriate Authority has under legislation. This Handbook was first published in 2010 as the BCA Section J – Assessment and Verification of an Alternative Solution Information Handbook. Editorial changes were made to this document in 2018 to ensure currency with NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1.
2018 Commonwealth of Australia and States and Territories of Australia
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The Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) can be met using either a Performance Solution or a Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Solution or a combination of both solutions. The following demonstrates the performance based design process that should be used in conjunction with the Development of Performance Solutions Guidance document.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and the former Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) developed this Handbook to assist users with the application and understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One energy efficiency provisions.
This report is a product of the collaborative research project ‘Validating and Improving the BASIX Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon Dwellings’. Initiated by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the New South Wales Government, this project addresses the policy need for post-occupancy evaluation of the BASIX tool by measuring the actual energy consumption of BASIX-compliant dwellings.