Accredited Assessor means a person accredited by an Assessor Accrediting Organisation (AAO) to conduct Simulations for the Thermal Comfort Index of BASIX.
The Assessor will simulate your dwelling's thermal performance with an approved software tool and provide you with an Assessor Certificate.
An assessor may work with you to change the design and/or the proposed construction types so that the heating and cooling loads of the proposed dwelling achieve the required BASIX standards by the most effective means.
There are currently three AAOs recognised in NSW:
- Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA) at www.absa.net.au
- Design Matters at www.bdav.org.au
- House Energy Raters Association at www.hera.asn.au
These organisations can help you locate an assessor suitable to your project.