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The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) aims to deliver equitable, effective water and greenhouse gas reductions across the state. BASIX is one of the strongest sustainable planning measures to be undertaken in Australia.
BASIX and the planning system
An integrated part of the planning system, BASIX is implemented under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. BASIX applies to all residential dwelling types and is part of the development application process in NSW.
BASIX reduces water and energy consumption in homes across NSW. These environmental outcomes also provide a long term financial saving for the homeowner – and a valuable contribution to the sustainable future of our communities.
That is why you need to use our professional service. As we do BASIX assessments, BASIX certificates day in and day out, we have all the required experience and we will ensure that you will not be out of pocket with unnecessary provisions and technical solutions.
TYPES OF BASIX CERTIFICATE:
BASIX - New Homes & Apartment Buildings - NSW
All new houses and apartment buildings are required to have a BASIX certificate completed as part of development applications. The BASIX tool has three sections in which development must comply; Water, Thermal Comfort and Energy.
BASIX - Alterations and Additions - NSW
n NSW, extensions and/or alterations to existing homes that have a construction cost in excess of $50,000 are required to have BASIX certification, however optional BASIX certification is available for all other applications and is recommended.
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A NatHERS star rating depends on how much cooling or heating a 'standard family' (the occupants) may need to stay comfortable during a typical year. NatHERS accredited computer software simulates how heat enters and escapes a house every hour of every day of the year, assuming the occupants open and close windows and any blinds or awnings to make best use of the local climate.
Have you ever wondered why some houses are warm in winter when the heater isn’t on? Or how the same house stays cool in summer, without the need for an air-conditioner? The design of your home, from the building materials and layout, to the positioning of windows and shading, affect how well the home responds to the climate where it is located, how comfortable the home is to live in, and the amount of money you spend on heating and cooling.
All new Australian homes, or those undergoing major renovations, must meet minimum state and territory energy efficiency requirements based on the National Construction Code. The most common way to meet these requirements is by getting a home energy rating done using the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). NatHERS software tools provide homes with a star rating out of ten based on how energy efficient they are—the more stars, the more energy efficient and the more money you save on energy bills.
Using software based on scientific research by the CSIRO, NatHERS estimates how much energy your home will need for heating and cooling by looking at: the layout of the home; the construction of its roof, walls, windows and floor; the orientation of windows and shading to the sun's path and local breezes; and how well these suit the local climate.
A zero star rating means the building shell does practically nothing to reduce the discomfort of hot or cold weather. A six star rating indicates good, but not outstanding, thermal performance, and a 10 star rated home is unlikely to need much, or any, mechanical cooling or heating (from appliances).
Different star ratings: The NatHERS star rating system refers to your home’s construction and design features, and is different to the star rating of appliances. Your fridge, dishwasher, air-conditioner and other household appliances are rated under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS), and are not measured as part of the NatHERS.
Each zone is modelled separately for each dwelling we are working on. The chart on the left, shows heating loads per zone and the total heating consumption in Mj/annum.
This feature allows us to optimise very effectively thus saving you money via preventing the over specification of windows mainly, without reason throughout the dwelling. Instead, we know exactly which zone, under-performs and corrections are can be customised very accurately.