Project: Mixed Use Multi Unit Residential Development and Ground Floor Retail Space
Estimated Value: TBA
Client: Concrest Developments Pty Ltd
Services: BASIX certificate, NatHERS simulation
Description: 8 Units in a 4 storey multi unit residential development over basement parking with top floor penthouse and ground floor shop area. Construction elements are cavity brick external walls and metal cladding roof covering.
BASIX for apartments developments requires that the thermal comfort section of the online basix assessment tool to be completed by an ABSA Accredited Assessor who can perform a NatHERS thermal assessment on the appartments and report the thermal heating and cooling loads to the online basix assessment tool. There are other areas in a basix certificate which are specific to apartments like common areas and cetral systems which are not applicable to simpel developments. Also the DIY and Rapid methods of assessment are not available for basix apartments assessments and only a NatHERS assessment must be performed.
heating and cooling loads of a residential development in Australia follows the guidelines of the National Home Energy Rating System or NatHERS. Thermal Comfort section of BASIX assessment tool online can be passed by providing a NatHERS evaluation. In the evolution of the basix for multi-unit apartments NatHERS is the only method available to meet the thermal comfort section of the BASIX. There are several programs that are certified under the NatHERS national scheme and each state and territory has chosen one or more of these packages as appropriate for the assessment of residential developments in that state. For more information about the program and to become familiar with all nathers page software and specifications, visit our web site NatHERS page. NatHERS provides consistent and repeatable assessment, regardless of the selected commercial software tool, and ensures that the houses in all regions are treated fairly in their ratings. NatHERS allows dwelling of good practice for each locality in Australia to receive a similar assessment, although each building will be built in a very different climate conditions. accredited tools are allowed to use the logo HERS responsibly, and to announce their affiliation with NatHERS national scheme.