CBD 2019 Program Review

Please note that due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian economy, the 2019 review has been placed on hold until the situation has improved.

The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program independent review draft report release and stakeholder consultation 2019

In December 2018 The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction announced an independent review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program, which is being conducted by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).

The review is examining whether the CBD program is effective in improving the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings and the case for expanding the program to other high energy use commercial building sectors. The sectors under review include hotels and serviced apartments, office tenancies, data centres and shopping centres.


The draft report was made available for public consultation and stakeholder workshops were held in Melbourne and Sydney in October 2019. 

CBD Review - CIE Draft Report.pdf

CBD Review - CIE Draft Report.docx

The CIE reviewed the following written submissions that were not marked as confidential and may be viewed via the links below:

Previous consultation

In January 2019 CIE released an issues paper on the review of the CBD Program. Please find the CIE issues paper below.

CBD - CIE Issues Paper.pdf

CBD - CIE Issues Paper.docx

The CIE received written responses to the issues paper. The following responses have not been marked as confidential and may be viewed via the links below.

For further information regarding the review please email the Commercial Buildings Policy Team at: Commercial.Building.Team@industry.gov.au 

CBD 2016 Program Review

If you would like to know more about the previous CBD 2016 Program review, please click here.

For the full media release please see Department of the Environment and Energy's website.