If you are building a new home, or undertaking renovations of $50,000 or more, you will need a BASIX certificate.
BASIX is one of the strongest sustainable planning measures to be undertaken in Australia. BASIX aims to make all residential dwelling types in NSW energy and water efficient.
BASIX encourages you to reduce your energy use through specific design strategies for lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation. View the full list of Energy design principles.
The BASIX energy targets and thermal comfort stringency changed on 1 July 2017.
A series of frequently asked questions that reflect the key issues raised by users can be found in our help articles.