BASIX - Thermal Comfort

Product may assist in achieving Thermal Comfort credits through the improvements in one of the following three criteria:

The Thermal Comfort Index of the BASIX tool assesses the heating and cooling loads placed on a dwelling by its fabric. It does not assess the heating and cooling appliance or fuel type - these are assessed in the Energy Index. The Thermal Comfort Index of BASIX aims to:

  1. To ensure thermal comfort for a dwelling's occupants appropriate to the climate and season.
  2. To provide the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from artificial cooling and heating through good building design and use of appropriate construction materials.
  3. To reduce the demand for new, or upgraded, energy infrastructure by managing peak demand for energy required for cooling and heating.