November 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the Commercial Buildings Disclosure (CBD) Program. Over the last 10 years, the program has been effective in inducing positive behaviour change in commercial buildings. It is also the principal Commonwealth Government program for driving energy efficiency improvements in the office building sector.
Since the program began, the CBD Operations team have issued over 11,000 Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEECs). The program has saved businesses over $82.6 million in energy bills and reduced emissions by 600,000 tonnes CO2-e. The average star rating for office buildings has improved from 3.1 stars in 2012 to 4.1 stars, and there has been a 40 per cent reduction in energy consumed by buildings captured under the program.
The CBD Program and Compliance Teams thanks the CBD community for making the program a great success. Your hard work has been a crucial part of the program’s effectiveness and we look forward to working with you as we continue forward.