NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment.
It does this by using measured and verified performance information, such as utility bills, and converting them into an easy to understand star rating scale from one to six stars. For example, a 6 star rating demonstrates market-leading performance, while a 1 star rating means the building or tenancy has considerable scope for improvement.
NABERS for Offices
NABERS ratings for offices can be used to measure the performance of a tenancy, the base building or the whole building:
Program using NABERS: Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program
The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and was established by the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 managed by the Australian Government Department of Industry.
The CBD Program requires most sellers and lessors of Office buildings or tenancies with more than 2000 m2 of net lettable area, advertised for sale or lease, must disclose a BEEC (Building Energy Efficiency Certificate).
The BEECs valid for 12 months and consist of:
Energy Action has contributed significantly to the changing shape of the Australian property market in the past decade. Dr Paul Bannister, who leads Energy Action’s Project and Advisory Services, was the original technical developer of the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating system, which became NABERS Office Energy in 2008.
Energy Action’s team has since been involved in developing:
Energy Action has the country’s highest concentration of NABERS expertise, including
These factors combine to make Energy Action one of the largest providers of NABERS rating in the country. Energy Action conducts NABERS and CBD assessments across large property portfolios. We have the experience, skills and systems to handle large numbers of ratings in tight timeframes to ensure that your building or portfolio can keep its ratings up to date.
Energy Action has the largest pool of expertise in NABERS skills in the country, including a substantial team of NABERS Accredited Assessors, NABERS Auditors and Trainers.
We conducted over 150 NABERS ratings each year and we have the expertise and experience to assist you through your NABERS assessments, whether it is one site or a large portfolio we can keep your ratings up to date.
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