basix

BASIX – Everything you need to Know !!

BASIX assessment

BASIX is assessed online using the BASIX assessment tool. The tool checks elements of a proposed design against sustainability targets.

  • ​Basix Assessment Tool
  • Basix Targets

Outcomes

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.

Sample BASIX Certificate

 

BASIX requirements for Single dwellings

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/single-dwelling.html
BASIX applies to the development of all new homes in NSW.

 

The BASIX assessment tool assesses a single-home project by looking at the three components of sustainable building design:

  • Water use
  • Greenhouse gas emissions due to energy consumption
  • Thermal comfort

Checklist

Before using the BASIX assessment tool please consult the Single homes checklist to ensure that you have everything that you need to complete the assessment:

Single homes checklist   https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/images/basixdatainputchecklist.pdf

 

BASIX requirements for Multi-dwelling

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/multi-dwelling.html
BASIX applies to all new multiple home developments in NSW. This includes units, townhouse rows and subdivisions.

The BASIX assessment tool assesses the sustainability of building designs for multiple home developments by examining the Water, Energy and Thermal Comfort. The BASIX assessment tool multi-dwelling section is specifically designed to suit larger residential developments, especially for unit blocks with common areas such as car parks, lifts and shared gardens which can require significant amounts of water and energy.

Checklist

Before using the BASIX assessment tool please consult the Multi-dwelling checklist to ensure that you have everything that you need to complete the assessment:

Multi-dwelling Checklist  https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/images/BasixMultiDataInputChecklist.pdf

 

BASIX requirements for Alterations and additions

 

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/alteration-and-additions.html

BASIX applies to all Alterations and additions in NSW that are valued at $50 000 and over and/or involve the installation of a pool and/or spa with a total volume greater than 40,000 litres.

 

The BASIX assessment tool has a section specifically designed for alterations and additions to existing homes. This section differs slightly from the single dwelling and multi-dwelling sections of the tool in that there are no set reductions for energy or water.

 

Instead the tool aims to reduce potential water consumption and emissions by encouraging efficiency improvements. The alterations and additions section of the BASIX assessment tool:

  • Reduces the energy required to heat and cool homes through improved glazing, insulation, building design and construction materials
  • Requires at least 40% of new or altered light fixtures to be fitted with high efficiency globes
  • Promotes the installation of solar, gas, heat pump or wood systems instead of high emission electric hot water systems
  • Requires all new taps, toilets and showerheads have a minimum efficiency rating of 3 WELS stars
  • Reduces pool and spa emissions by phasing out high emission electric heating systems
  • Reduces water consumption in pools and spas by encouraging rainwater tanks and covers to reduce evaporation

Basix  requirements for swimming pools

BASIX – Everything you need to Know !!

BASIX assessment

BASIX is assessed online using the BASIX assessment tool. The tool checks elements of a proposed design against sustainability targets.

  • ​Basix Assessment Tool
  • Basix Targets

Outcomes

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.

Sample BASIX Certificate

 

BASIX requirements for Single dwellings

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/single-dwelling.html
BASIX applies to the development of all new homes in NSW.

 

The BASIX assessment tool assesses a single-home project by looking at the three components of sustainable building design:

  • Water use
  • Greenhouse gas emissions due to energy consumption
  • Thermal comfort

Checklist

Before using the BASIX assessment tool please consult the Single homes checklist to ensure that you have everything that you need to complete the assessment:

Single homes checklist   https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/images/basixdatainputchecklist.pdf

 

BASIX requirements for Multi-dwelling

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/multi-dwelling.html
BASIX applies to all new multiple home developments in NSW. This includes units, townhouse rows and subdivisions.

The BASIX assessment tool assesses the sustainability of building designs for multiple home developments by examining the Water, Energy and Thermal Comfort. The BASIX assessment tool multi-dwelling section is specifically designed to suit larger residential developments, especially for unit blocks with common areas such as car parks, lifts and shared gardens which can require significant amounts of water and energy.

Checklist

Before using the BASIX assessment tool please consult the Multi-dwelling checklist to ensure that you have everything that you need to complete the assessment:

Multi-dwelling Checklist  https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/images/BasixMultiDataInputChecklist.pdf

 

BASIX requirements for Alterations and additions

 

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/basixcms/getting-started/dwelling-types/alteration-and-additions.html

BASIX applies to all Alterations and additions in NSW that are valued at $50 000 and over and/or involve the installation of a pool and/or spa with a total volume greater than 40,000 litres.

 

The BASIX assessment tool has a section specifically designed for alterations and additions to existing homes. This section differs slightly from the single dwelling and multi-dwelling sections of the tool in that there are no set reductions for energy or water.

 

Instead the tool aims to reduce potential water consumption and emissions by encouraging efficiency improvements. The alterations and additions section of the BASIX assessment tool:

  • Reduces the energy required to heat and cool homes through improved glazing, insulation, building design and construction materials
  • Requires at least 40% of new or altered light fixtures to be fitted with high efficiency globes
  • Promotes the installation of solar, gas, heat pump or wood systems instead of high emission electric hot water systems
  • Requires all new taps, toilets and showerheads have a minimum efficiency rating of 3 WELS stars
  • Reduces pool and spa emissions by phasing out high emission electric heating systems
  • Reduces water consumption in pools and spas by encouraging rainwater tanks and covers to reduce evaporation

Basix  requirements for swimming pools