The Basics of BASIX

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Introduced in 2004, The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) aims to deliver equitable, effective water and greenhouse gas reductions across the state. BASIX applies to all residential dwelling types and is part of the development application process in NSW.

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.

When designing your home, your builder or architect will conduct an assessment online using the BASIX assessment tool. This tool will measure your proposed design against strict targets for Energy, Water and Thermal Comfort. Details such as roof colour, external wall materials, window positioning, tap and toilet water ratings, heating and cooling appliances, are all taken into consideration and so does the zone you intend to build in.

Only when your project complies will you receive a certificate of BASIX accreditation that must be submitted to council (or certifying authority) to have your building application approved.

At Greenmark Homes we have the knowledge and expertise to design you a home that not only meets BASIX requirements, but exceed them. For instance, our display home scored a whopping 98% saving in energy consumption with the target for BASIX being just 45%

Our mission is to empower people to build energy efficient homes that are affordable to build, more comfortable and healthier to live in, whilst reducing a homes ongoing running costs and the impact on the environment.

Thinking of building? Visit our display home, 32 Azure Avenue, Southlakes Estate, Dubbo or call Sarah on 6882 5453.

You can find out more about BASIX by going to the NSW Government website here


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