Changes in 1.5.1 that went live 26 February 2018:
Project numbers shown in Projects list
Tool note content added to BESS search results
Copying projects no longer updates the original project modified date.
Transport credit 2.3 Motorbikes/mopeds allows scoping out
Updated dwelling type to "Dwelling in a class 5-9 building" for clarity
Project details for dwelling extensions/renovations no longer shows overall dwelling area as an input
Reworded IEQ credit 3.2 Thermal comfort – shading question
Updated wording to Non-Residential Energy Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) questions for clarity
Water credit 1.1 Potable water use reduction (interior uses) fix to proposed/reference value calculations
Fix for Select All in Water fixtures, fittings and connections table
Fix for disabled credits showing a score
Fix for IEQ Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) questions that led to situation where no credits provided depending on sequence of questions answered
Fix for Daylight calculator incorrectly counting all rooms as bedrooms after 10 room profiles added
Fix for Energy credit 1.1 Thermal performance rating - Non-residential score awarded for >20% reduction
Fix for dependent credits that sometimes remained scoped out once re-enabled
Transport credit 1.6 End of Trip Facilities - Non-Residential dependency rule fix
Area climatic correction factor updated to handle dwellings above 1000sqm in size
Welcome to BESS v1.5!
This upgrade includes user experience features and improved scoring for mixed-use projects.
- automatic saving and updating of results
- more interim results in energy and water, including potable water consumption, hot water energy consumption and clothes drying energy consumption
- updated Tool Notes and help info
- revised workflow for submitting completed assessments
- improved validation - some calculations won't run until required data is entered
- scoring weighted by area of each building type.
BESS scoring has been updated to better reflect the composition of developments with multiple building classes. This change was part of the update to v1.5 and the score of your unpublished projects may change.
Scoring is now weighted by area of each building type (e.g. shop, dwellings).
This means that commitments and calculations related to building types with a high proportion of floor area have a higher impact on the score in a credit and within a category.
Existing and new projects
New projects - will be created in the latest version (v1.5)
Existing draft v1.4 projects - will be automatically upgraded to the latest version (v1.5) when you make any changes to the project. Your project score may change.
Existing draft v1.3 projects - as before, you will be asked if you want to upgrade the project to v1.5 when you open the project. You can keep the project as v1.3 if you wish, though this is not recommended as existing v1.3 bugs will remain.
Existing published v1.4 projects - you will be able to view and print your project as v1.4. If you copy the project as a new version, the project will be upgraded to the latest version (v1.5) and your project score may change.
Existing published v1.3 projects - as before, you will be able to view and print your project as v1.3. If you copy the project as a new version, the project will be upgraded to the latest version (v1.5) and your project score may change.