Accredited Assessor: means a person accredited by an Accrediting Organisation to conduct Simulations for the Thermal Comfort Index of BASIX.
Accrediting Organisation: means an organisation approved by the Department of Planning & Environment to accredit assessors for the purposes of conducting Simulations.
Currently, the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) are Accrediting Organisations.
Assessor Number: means the unique number assigned to that Accredited Assessor by the relevant Accrediting Organisation (ABSA or BDAV).
It is a requirement that the Simulation for BASIX Thermal Comfort is conducted by an Accredited Assessor. Every Accredited Assessor is issued with an Assessor Number, to assist with their identification. As an Accredited Assessor, they must:
- have completed relevant training and examination, and stay up-to-date with Continuing Professional Development;
- conduct Simulation using Approved Software in a manner consistent with accepted standard procedures; and
- act in a professional manner consistent with the requirements of their accrediting organisation, including quality assurance and holding relevant insurance.