Ecocert - Building Sustainability Assessments

Ecocert is a building sustainability assessment company servicing New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Our team of skilled and practically minded professionals provide sustainable energy advice across residential, industrial, and commercial developments.
Providing high level knowledge, we work closely with our clients to achieve positive development outcomes for their projects, from small-scale renovations through to large-scale developments. Our industry experience enables us to exercise practical knowledge when interpreting and applying approval legislation and other development standards.
Our professional team understand how pivotal our role is in the approval process, and are able to relate to builders, developers, home-owners, government bodies and industry experts on a practical level to promote efficiencies in development.

NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme)

NatHERS, the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, is a key initiative in Australia aimed at promoting energy efficiency in residential buildings. It provides a standardized approach to assessing the thermal performance of homes, helping builders and homeowners make informed decisions about design and materials.

NatHERS ratings, typically expressed in stars, indicate how well a home can maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year with minimal energy use. Higher NatHERS ratings signify better energy efficiency. By implementing NatHERS principles, builders and homeowners can reduce energy bills, lower carbon emissions, and contribute to a more sustainable and comfortable living environment in Australia.

BASIX (Building Sustainability Index)

BASIX, short for Building Sustainability Index, is a crucial initiative in New South Wales, Australia, introduced in 2004. It serves as a comprehensive framework to ensure the sustainability of residential buildings. BASIX mandates that all new residential developments in NSW meet specific sustainability requirements. These requirements encompass energy and water efficiency, thermal comfort, and the use of sustainable materials.

By adhering to BASIX standards, builders and homeowners can significantly reduce a building’s environmental impact, lower energy and water consumption, and promote a greener and more sustainable future for the state. Compliance with BASIX has become a legal requirement for new construction, underlining its importance in creating more environmentally responsible and energy-efficient homes in NSW.

Ecocert are your NatHERS and BASIX experts

Ecocert’s professional building sustainability assessors evaluate and ensure that residential and commercial buildings meet sustainability standards and regulations. Our responsibilities include assessing the energy efficiency, water conservation measures, and overall environmental impact of buildings. Our assessors have strong expertise with BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) and NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) which are used to to gauge a building’s compliance with sustainability requirements.

Our expert building sustainability assessors work closely with architects, builders, and homeowners to provide recommendations for improving a building’s sustainability and energy efficiency. We conduct inspections, review building plans, and issue certifications to confirm compliance with sustainability standards. Our expertise contributes to reducing carbon footprints, conserving resources, and creating environmentally friendly and energy-efficient structures in Australia, thus contributing to a more sustainable and eco-conscious built environment.

Residential Services

We can guide you through the complicated development application process by providing expert development advice from concept stage through to determination.

Commercial Services

Let our team utilise their experience and expert knowledge to help navigate the approvals process for your next commercial development.

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