BASIX - Thermal Comfort
Product may assist in achieving Thermal Comfort
credits through the improvements in one of the following three
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
- To ensure thermal comfort for a dwelling's occupants
appropriate to the climate and season.
- To provide the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
from artificial cooling and heating through good building design
and use of appropriate construction materials.
- To reduce the demand for new, or upgraded, energy
infrastructure by managing peak demand for energy required for
cooling and heating.