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BASIX Consultants

BASIX Consultants

Our BASIX consultants at Eco Certificates have years of focused experience in preparation of all types of BASIX certificates for projects of different type and complexity. When you leave your project with our consultancy firm you will be assigned a consultant for that project who will supervise and prepare your requested document in the most educated and efficient way. A BASIX consultant can be the same person as the one who prepared the NatHERS thermal modeling or they can be assigned to different members of our team.

ABSA Consultant Sydney

ABSA or Australian Building Sustainability Association is the one of the two entities in Australia which is able to accredit qualified professionals to become ABSA consultants by being NatHERS accredited assessors accredited by ABSA. These organisations are called Assessor Accreditation Organisations or AAOs. According to the NatHERS Protocol and the BASIX Thermal Comfort Protocol there are three levels of quality assurance (QA) reviews that need to be conducted by an AAO. ABSA is the first organisation in Australia which started the process of accreditation for energy efficiency consultants to be trained and tested under the NatHERS national administrator guidelines. ABSA used to stand for Association of Building Sustainability Assessors but it changed its name from 2015 onward. It is primarily a membership based organisation which can include individual as well as corporate members. It offers accreditation and insurance services to its members and requires a certain number of Continuing Professional Development points (CPD) per year for NatHERS consultants to maintain their accreditation with ABSA.

BDAV Consultant Sydney

The Building Designers Association of Victoria is a not for profit organisation in Victoria which is also an AAO under the NatHERS scheme and BDAV consultants who are accredited with NatHERS scheme under the BDAV can offer their thermal comfort assessment service nationwide. BDAV is managed by a volunteer committee and aims to provide various benefits to its members and one of these benefits for BDAV consultants is NatHERS accreditation. BDAV is a very active and strong organisation with broad acceptance in the various areas of the construction industry. BDAV consultants can be proud of membership of an organisation which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. It coordinates an annual building design award competition which is then being showcased in an annual magazine called Winning Design. From September 2011, BDAV became the second organisation who was granted the license to accredit NatHERS assessors to become BDAV consultants who can perform assessments under the NatHERS scheme nationwide.

Our research policy for our BASIX consultants

 We always keep our team up to date with the latest changes in policies, industry and technology. This approach to ongoing research and development of each team member is particularly necessary for close monitoring of policy changes in the BASIX area of service. A well informed BASIX consultant need to know not only the details and complexities of the BASIX online tool but also must be aware of the direction and upcoming changes in the NSW department of planning policies.

BASIX consultant office meeting

Our office meetings are always fun and educational. We’re particularly concerned about efficient use of time and resources for each person in the office. As a result, a general rule of thumb in all of our office meetings is that any of the BASIX consultants in Eco Certificate spends time reading and researching in certain areas and we share those findings in a very time efficient and fruitful office meeting. This approach ensures that our office stays well communicated, well informed and at the same time no one is burnt out by extensive research and reading time.