BASIX® Certification Request a Quote BASIX® Certification for ALL residential projects in ALL local areas ✓ Alterations & Additions to existing dwellings ✓ New or renovated swimming pools & spas ✓ New Secondary Dwellings/’Granny Flats’ ✓ New Single Dwellings ✓ New Dual Occupancy Dwellings ✓ New Townhouse/Villa Developments ✓ New Multi-unit Developments What you will get: ‘Simulation method’ analysis for Thermal Comfort for new dwellings, using the latest & accredited software: ‘AccuRate Sustainability V188.8.131.52 SP4’ Calculations for WATER saving & for ENERGY saving Realistic ‘WATER OPTIONS’, ‘THERMAL COMFORT OPTIONS’ and ‘ENERGY OPTIONS’ that will enable your project to achieve BASIX compliance Official NSW Dept. Planning & Environment BASIX® Certificate Official ‘Universal NatHERS Certificate’ (where applicable) Stamped & certified drawing set ready for lodgement NatHERS Certification Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme Request a Quote What is NatHERS? The House Energy Rating Company uses the latest and accredited thermal performance software, ‘AccuRate Sustainability V184.108.40.206. SP4’, to produce a Universal NatHERS Certificate to accompany drawings for lodgement. In NSW, many BASIX Assessments require the ‘Simulation Method’ to determine the Thermal Comfort of a proposed development. This involves a thermal performance assessment using accredited software that ultimately produces a Universal NatHERS Certificate. (In other jurisdictions, a universal NatHERS Certificate alone could be required.) Using the software user interface, your NatHERS Accredited Assessor enters data to develop a simulation model of the house or apartment, including: – size and function of rooms – size and specification of openings – building materials/windows/products – type of construction – dwelling orientation – location The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a ‘star’ rating system (out of 10) that rates the energy efficiency / thermal performance of a house, based on its design as taken from drawings. Good design (= higher ‘star’ ratings) can reduce the amount of energy needed to keep a home thermally comfortable. By providing an estimate of a home’s potential heating and cooling energy use, NatHERS helps to make a dwelling more thermally comfortable for the inhabitants and also helps residents to save on energy bills through smarter design choices.