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.