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 classifications 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 prepares the NatHERS thermal modelling or this 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 previously represented the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors but has since 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. Eco Certificate consultants are no longer members of ABSA and are accredited by another AAO.

DMN Consultant Sydney

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

Our research policy for our BASIX consultants

in Eco Certificates, we always keep our team up to date with the latest changes in policies, industry and technology. This approach to the ongoing research and development of each team member is particularly necessary for close monitoring of policy changes in the BASIX area of our service. A well informed BASIX consultant needs to know the details and complexities of the BASIX online assessment tool, and must also be aware of the direction and upcoming changes to the NSW Department of Planning policies. BASIX has undergone several major changes throughout its lifespan and the latest radical change happened in 2017 which the energy targets and thermal comfort stringency increased noticeably.

BASIX consultant office meeting

Our office meetings are always fun and educational. We are 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 Certificates spend time reading and researching certain areas and share those findings in a very efficient and fruitful office meeting. This approach ensures that our office stays well communicated, well informed and simultaneously, no consultant is burnt out by extensive time researching and reading on a single area. With ever changing regulatory landscape of Australia, particulary in the area of sustainability, it is critical to make sure our team is up to date with the latest in our industry.