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Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

On 21 June 2016, the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, announced the move to lower the mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office buildings from 2000 square metres to 1000 square metres. The media release can be found here. Changes to lower the disclosure threshold are complemented by a decision to extend the validity for Tenancy Lighting Assessments (TLAs) from one to five years for all new TLAs.

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Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

Event Date: 21 June 2016

On 21 June 2016, The Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, announced the move to lower the mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office buildings from 2000 square metres to 1000 square metres.

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Event Date: 13 June 2016

The CBD office will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

NABERS & CBD Conference Presentations

Event Date: 27 May 2016

The presentations from the NABERS & CBD Conference are online

Increase in Fees from 1 July 2016

Event Date: 1 July 2016

The CBD fees for exemptions, assessor accreditations and re-accreditations are set to rise in line with CPI to $394 from 1 July 2016

CBD Accredited Assessor Training June 2016 - Registrations OPEN

Event Date: 1 June 2016

Registrations are now open for the CBD Accredited Assessor Training Course.

Did you know?

Over the life of the Commercial Building Disclosure Program:

  • 5044    Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) have been issued

  • 1868    Unique building have been captured by the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

  • 1614    Unique building have received a BEEC

  • 250      Unique buildings have received an exemption

  • 4          Unique buildings have received an unsolicited offer exemption (since the legislative amendment was introduced on the 1 July 2015)

  • The average NABERS rating has increased from 2.9 stars in 2011/12 to 3.7 stars in the 2015/16 financial year

  • The average assessed Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD) per functional space (W/m2) has decreased from 14.15 W/m2 in 2011/12 financial year to 11.24 W/m2 in 2015/16

  • On average 135 assessors submit a BEEC each year

For more information see the statistics page

*note: data valid up until 31 March 2016