Looking for a BASIX certified team to assist you with your next development?
The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) scheme was introduced by the government in 2004 to regulate the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
BASIX is one of the strongest sustainable planning measures undertaken in Australia to reduce the water and energy consumption in buildings. These requirements apply to:
- All residential dwellings
- Alternation and additions to dwellings that cost $50,000 or more
- Swimming pools of 40,000 litres or more
The consent authority requires evidence that the development plans meet BASIX requirements to provide approval for the build.
The New South Wales Government is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, which will not only drastically improve the quality of life for Australians, but also make strides towards protecting the environment.
Why choose a BASIX certified team?
We are one of the few BASIX certified engineering companies in the Hunter Region, and the only company providing BASIX and building services design in a one-stop-shop. We take our role in delivering work in a sustainable manner very seriously.
Working with our team of BASIX certified engineers will provide alternate solutions to increase the dwellings energy performance while decreasing the construction costs. Building to BASIX standards means:
What does the BASIX assessment include?
In order to demonstrate that your development meets BASIX requirements, our certified engineers will assess the development using information required and applicable calculations evaluating the water and energy consumption and thermal comfort of the building.
The information required includes floor area, building size and location, type of windows, type of insulation, and the type of hot water system being installed.
Once the relevant information has been completed and the BASIX targets have been met, the tool will generate a BASIX certificate which is to be submitted along with the development application.