Energy saving targets were recently increased typically by 10%. The caps for thermal comfort heating and cooling were also lowered, making compliance standards more stringent.

basix targets increased - home thermal comfort heating and cooling

Thermal comfort heating and cooling caps lowered as of 1 July 2017

Additional arrangements will now apply for new home buyers who are already in the process of building a new home and have signed a building contract up to the value of $1.5 million before 31 December 2017.

These home buyers will be able to lodge an application to use the pre-July 2017 BASIX targets.

For more detailed information, check the BASIX page here.