What is BASIX?
A BASIX certificate is required whenever you’re building a new home or you’re undertaking renovations to the value of $50,000 to your existing property. BASIX, which stands for The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX), aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water and energy consumption across New South Wales. BASIX assessments are completed via an online tool, with a number of specific targets required to be met before the property is issued with a BASIX certificate.
How to increase the chances of getting a BASIX certificate
You can increase the likelihood of meeting the BASIX requirements by reviewing the water and heating in your home and making select changes, such as increasing the capacity of your rainwater tank and installing double glazing. Installing a roof ventilation option like RapidRidge can also assist in meeting BASIX requirements.
What is NABERS?
The National Australian Built Environment Rating System, or NABERS, is used to deduce the impact a building – usually larger developments such as office blocks and apartment buildings – has on the environment. The building is awarded a star value – from one star, which is poor, to six, which is market-leading – based on how energy efficient it is. Also considered are the carbon emissions of the building, as well as how much water is consumed and how much waste is produced.
Improving your NABERS score
Easy ways to improve your NABERS rating include installing LED lighting, improving the insulation of your building – for example by installing double glazing – and boosting the performance of any heating or air conditioning systems. You could also look into signing up to a green power scheme, for example by installing solar panels.
Contact us today
If you want to know more about BASIX and NABERS regulations, and how we can help you adhere to both with our range of roofing products, get in touch with us today on 02 9666 1069.