Using the BASIX Assessment Tool in NSW….

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.

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.

In NSW, BASIX regulations override the requirements of BCA for energy efficiency of new homes. BASIX online tool accepts NatHERS rating results when derived from accredited software tools and performed by an accredited energy rater.

This tutorial will show you how to use the online computer program, understand what parts of the building works are affected by BASIX and what information you need to effectively prepare a BASIX certificate.


Using our online training portal, Education In Building will provide you with the expert advice on.

  • How to use the BASIX assessment Tool
  • BASIX Data Check lists
  • Simulations
  • Modelling Process
  • Application Process
  • Documentation Requirements
  • BASIX and NatHERS software

Basix Assessment

The BASIX assessment targets three key areas:

  • water
  • thermal comfort
  • energy

In each of the three key areas, a pre-determined target will need to be met to secure your BASIX certificate. What is required to meet the target will depend on the building materials, building services and style of house being constructed. There are help notes and hints available in the BASIX tool to help you make appropriate design and building selections to meet the targets.

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  • We support industry by providing the tools necessary to be successful as an energy rating specialist.
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CPD Points

By completing this On-Line tutorial on the use of the BASIX, energy rating assessors will earn 1 CPD point.

We will send you a Certificate of Participation indicating the CPD points you have achieved.

Education In Building is committed to the CPD program for Thermal Performance Assessors and focus on continuous improvement and help stay up to date and continually build skills, knowledge and expertise in the energy efficiency sector.

Facts about BASIX Assessment…

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