The Thermal comfort section of BASIX aims to:
- ensure thermal comfort for a dwelling's occupants, appropriate to the climate and season;
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions from artificial cooling and heating through good building design and use of appropriate construction materials; and
- reduce the demand for new, or upgraded, energy infrastructure by managing peak demand for energy required for cooling and heating.
The loads from Thermal comfort are combined with the selected heating and cooling appliances in the Energy section to calculate the cooling and heating component of your Energy score. Lower loads will improve your Energy score. In cold or hot climates, you may find this is an effective way of obtaining a Pass in Energy.