Are you ready for BASIX 7 Stars? An Interactive Webinar with Dahlsens and Energy Lab’s Brian Haines for NSW Builders

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November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This is a past event.

Watch the NSW webinar recording here.

If you are building in Victoria, watch the Victorian webinar recording here.


There’s plenty to know right now! Are you up to speed and ready to meet the BASIX 7-star and BASIX 70 energy targets which were introduced in NSW on 1 October 2023?
In this webinar, we bring you Energy Lab’s Brian Haines, who will delve into the practical nuances of the NatHERS Assessment Pathway for compliance with NCC 2022 Volume Two. This session will be a short and snappy summary of all the things you need to prepare for, plus you’ll have the chance to have your questions answered.

What you’ll hear about in this session:

  • Achieving 7-star at a cost your client is prepared to pay
  • How window to floor area ratio is key; the problems of full height glass and light courts
  • Maximising orientation in single and double storeys
  • The use of thermal decoupling to achieve better outcomes vs concrete slab on ground
  • How under slab foam insulation and slab edge insulation performs
  • How floor coverings can affect your energy efficiency
  • The benefits of increasing insulation
  • Breeze paths between rooms and ceiling fans
  • The protection of openable windows in bedrooms
  • The effect of wall, roof and window frame colours on energy performance
  • The performance of roof sarking and blankets
  • The use of eaves to help cooling loads
  • U and SHGC values for windows explained
  • What will be required for Whole-Of-Home compliance using actual worked examples

Hosted by

Brian Haines, Director at Energy Lab

Energy Lab is one of Australia’s leading energy efficiency assessment companies, having completed a quarter of a million residential and commercial assessments in Australia, Europe and Asia.