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CIBSE to oversee administration of NABERS UK

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) will become the administrator for NABERS UK under a new partnership.

We are delighted that CIBSE is now overseeing the administration of NABERS UK,” says Ruth Carter, Chief Executive of CIBSE.

“This strategic move aligns with our commitment to advancing energy efficiency in the built environment. NABERS UK plays a crucial role in bridging the performance gap and enhancing transparency. We are excited to contribute to the continued success and impact of NABERS UK.”

CIBSE, which works in energy efficiency and decarbonisation within the UK building sector, brings experience in certification, standards development and industry engagement to its new role as NABERS UK scheme administrator. The transfer of administration responsibilities from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to CIBSE is expected to be seamless, with both organisations collaborating closely to support the scheme’s growth.

Carlos Flores, Director of NABERS, echoes the excitement, emphasising CIBSE’s history in building sustainability and certification. 

“We are thrilled to announce CIBSE as the new NABERS UK Scheme Administrator,” Flores says.

“CIBSE has an illustrious history of leadership in building sustainability and decarbonisation, and an unmatched track record in certification and the development of technical standards. Buildings in the UK can and should lead the world in tackling the climate crisis, and we are excited about the role NABERS UK can play with an organisation of CIBSE’s calibre at the helm.” 

Launched in 2020 through a partnership between key UK industry organisations and NABERS Australia, NABERS UK aims to enhance energy efficiency in commercial buildings by measuring and verifying actual in-use energy performance. The scheme has garnered significant industry support, with nearly 150 office buildings setting NABERS UK Design for Performance targets.

NABERS UK and CIBSE will hold a public launch event on April 30, 2024. Building sustainability practitioners can register for the event online.

More information about the partnership is available on the CIBSE website.

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