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.
Scenario: A building owner is choosing a heating system for a Class 6 retail building. The building will have electricity and gas connections and whilst unsure as to what extent of energy is to be used, the building owner wishes to use a combination of energy sources to optimise ongoing running costs. The Performance Requirement restricts the use of electricity alone. Therefore, a Performance Solution to meet the Performance Requirements will be explored.