Ensuring a sustainable future for NSW

By: Aenec  31-Jan-2014
Keywords: New Homes, Architectural Design, Basix Certificates

The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) is an important part of NSW's development application process. It aims to reduce residential homes' water and energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The NSW Government is proposing to increase the BASIX targets to keep them: • current and in line with national standards • fair for all • future-proof against changing climate. An independent review has shown this could provide an additional net benefit to the community of over half a billion dollars over the next 50 years. The Department of Planning & Infrastructure has worked with a wide range of stakeholders to develop the proposed targets. We now invite feedback on the proposed targets, as well as on the best way to implement them and what sort of support would be needed.

Keywords: Architectural Design, Basix, Basix Certificates, New Homes