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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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CBD Assessor Re-accreditation news article

CBD Assessor Re-accreditation

CBD Accreditation expiring soon? Begin the CBD Re-accreditation process now

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Increase in Fees from 1 July 2014

The fee for applying for an exemption or accreditation as a CBD Assessor will increase by $10 to $375 from 1 July 2014.

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Have Your Say on the New HVAC Rating Tool – Calculating Cool!

A beta version of the tool is available until 14 July 2014 for anyone to test drive and provide feedback to the developers.

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High Rated Offices Continue to Outperform Low Rated Offices in Both Returns and Vacancy Rates

IPD/Department of Industry NABERS Energy Office Market Analysis for the period ending December 2013 indicates a continuous trend for the fourth quarter in 2013 that offices with high NABERS ratings consistently post the strongest total return, outperforming both the low rated offices and total office samples.

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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.

 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.