The BASIX cost benefit analysis concluded that BASIX has and will continue to reduce water consumption and greenhouse emissions across New South Wales,and delivers substantial economic benefits to BASIX compliant households and the State.
For individual dwellings the cost of complying with BASIX (due to say increased insulation, or installation of an efficient gas hot water system) was recouped within a few years by significantly reduced energy bills. With energy costs escalating these savings are expected to be recouped more readily.
Good building design will take advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range within the home. Passive design reduces or eliminates the need for additional heating or cooling (air con, gas heaters etc.), which accounts for about 40% of energy use in the average Australian home.
Utilising the principles of good design suitable for your locality effectively promotes thermal comfort, resulting in lower heating and cooling bills, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Good design utilises natural sources of heating and cooling, such as the path of the sun and prevailing cooling breezes.
It is achieved by appropriately orientating your building on its site and carefully designing the building envelope (roof, walls, windows and floors of a home).
The most economical time to achieve good passive design in a home is when initially designing and building it. However, substantial renovations to an existing home can also offer a cost effective opportunity to upgrade thermal comfort.
We can assist with choosing a designer who is experienced in passive design for your climate and we can model different design options using specialist thermal performance software.
Good passive design is critical to achieving a lifetime of thermal comfort, low energy bills and low greenhouse gas emissions.
Basix 360 was started by a team of dedicated professionals who strive to implement best practice procedures to provide cost-effective Basix compliance.
Surry Hills Office:
Studio 9, Level 5, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: 02 9690 0464