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BASIX (2020) + Brilliant Buildings: MP2107

Martin Pinson
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 01:01:20

All too often, BASIX is often treated as a compliance tool and not a sophisticated testing opportunity for sustainability. However, merely targeting the minimum scores is no longer enough to prove the sustainability credentials, for houses or apartments. Indeed, many councils and developers are looking to showcase their innovative designs through significantly elevated scores for water, energy and thermal comfort.

So how can we all get the best out of BASIX? 

How can we use it as an informative design verification tool, rather than just an annoying afterthought? How is it best used to achieve superlative performance for thermal comfort, water and energy? And which technologies and design characteristics will achieve brilliant scores, at low cost? This presentation will endeavour to answer all of these challenging questions, and more...

This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 8
At the completion of this course you will:

  • Understand how you can get the best out of BASIX.

  • Hear how it can be used as an informative design verification tool, rather than just an annoying afterthought.
  • Appreciate how BASIX can be best used to achieve superlative performance for thermal comfort, water and energy.
  • Learn how the early testing with BASIX can lead to technologies and design characteristics which will achieve brilliant scores, at low cost.
  • Learn also about new software and assessment tools that add a new level of detail and sophistication to BASIX.

              Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • PRESENTER
              • FORMAL CPD/CPE POINTS

              • MARTIN PINSON

                Martin (B. Env. Eng. Hons 1, B. Arch. Hons 1) is a qualified environmental engineer, architect and sustainability consultant, with 20 years of post-graduate experience. He has worked with INTEGRECO for around 10 years as a:

                • Senior Sustainability Consultant;
                • ESD Expert and Educator;
                • Green Star® Building Sustainability Assessor;
                • Sustainable Infrastructure Assessor;
                • Energy and Water Consultant and Certifier;
                • BASIX Assessor (Water, Energy, Thermal Comfort);
                • NatHERS Thermal Comfort Assessor (AccuRate and BERS Pro); 
                • Section J Assessor (DTS and JV3 energy models); 
                • EarthCheck® Sustainability Assessor, and;
                • LCA and Carbon Assessor of materials and buildings.

                Martin has worked on numerous Sustainability Consulting projects undertaking energy assessments, water assessments, carbon analysis, materials selection and sustainable design consulting. He has worked on a wide variety of retail, commercial and residential development projects, including:

                • Lakes Centre Caboolture – Green Star, NABERS, Waste Management, Renewable Energy for
                Department of Human Resources and DeMartini Fletcher;
                • Sydney University - Energy Modelling and Section J for College Buildings Alterations and
                • Macquarie University - Water Analysis and Design - Sewer mining, water recycling. modelling
                and monitoring for sports facilities ($1.6m capital costs and huge operational savings).
                • Brisbane City Council Headquarters Building Eco-Fitout;
                • ‘Waterpoint, Shepherds Bay’, ‘Australia Towers, Sydney Olympic Park’, ‘Wentworth Point
                Marinas’, ‘VQ Harbour Views’ and numerous other projects for Billbergia;
                • Sustainability Strategies for Boral, CSR Hebel, Holsworthy Army Base
                • ‘Trio Camperdown’, ‘Lorne Ave Killara’, ‘Putney Hill, Sydney’, ‘Queens Riverside, Perth’ and
                other projects for Frasers Property;
                • Many other projects for Landcom, Australand, Watpac, Mirvac, Holdmark, Rose Group,
                Masterton, Robertson+Marks, Giles Tribe, NAHAS, JK Developments, Payce, Total
                Construction, m3 architecture, Cox Architecture, Scott Carver, Mono Constructions, JPRA,
                DeiCorp, SEMF, Farrell Coyne, Connectland, Aria Property, TZG, jaa studio, RMG Design
                Studio and others.

                Martin also led the Integreco assessment team that undertook the BASIX Sustainability Rating Scheme Multi-unit testing for the NSW State Government Department of Infrastructure and Natural Resources, in benchmarking the operational carbon intensity for the Regulation Impact Statement.

                He has also undertaken eco-materials research for numerous projects including: the AMP Global Headquarters Refurbishment; the Australian Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions Refurbishment (using a derivative of the LEED-CI assessment system); and Brisbane City Council’s Fitout. 

                He has also undertaken much research, product assessment and consulting for Ecospecifier.