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Improving the energy efficiency of Australia's office buildings

We provide energy efficiency rating information to prospective purchasers and lessees of large commercial office space.

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 Latest news & events

High Rated Offices Yield More than Better Returns

The IPD / Department of Industry NABERS Office Energy Analysis for Quarter Ending September 2013 shows high rated offices not only yield better returns, but also have higher net operating income, lower capital expenditure, longer weighted average lease terms and lower vacancy rates.

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Easter and ANZAC Day holiday period

Event Date: 18 April 2014

Processing during the Easter and ANZAC Day holiday period.

Switching on ‘Version 2’ of the TLA Rules and assessment form

Switching on ‘Version 2’ of the TLA Rules and assessment form

From Monday 17 March 2014, CBD Tenancy Lighting Assessment for Office Rules Version 2 will be in force and the CBD Assessor Portal will only accept ‘Version 2’ submissions.

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Assessor Conference 5-6th May 2014

Event Date: 5 May 2014

The NABERS and CBD Assessor Conference will be held 5-6th May 2014 at the Novotel in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

High Rated Offices Yield Better Returns

Office buildings with higher NABERS ratings achieve better financial returns, according to the recent IPD / Department of Industry NABERS Energy Analysis Report.

 Did you know?

During the second year of full disclosure:

  • Close to 900 buildings across Australia were covered by a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC)
  • Over 13 million square metres of office space were assessed for their energy efficiency
  • Over half of the buildings with more than one BEEC recorded a decrease in their total emissions

For more information see the statistics page.