Public Comment

Expanding the NCC energy pathway

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is compiling input from members on a NABERS-proposed update to a verification method in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC). NABERS is proposing a modification of JV1 NABERS Energy for Offices. The method currently uses Commitment Agreements to demonstrate energy efficiency requirements for office buildings. The […]

Events and conferences Public Comment

The Future of NABERS Energy

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is seeking submissions for The Future of NABERS Energy (FoNE) paper. The FoNE project seeks to adapt NABERS Energy to match changes in the industry. NABERS Energy currently uses the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) emissions factors to compare buildings that use different mixes of energy sources. These […]


NABERS Sustainable Portfolios Index 2020

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Sustainable Portfolios Index (SPI) 2020 is now available online. The SPI explores the top 40 property portfolios in Australia achieving measurable sustainability actions. A portfolio consists of two or more buildings with NABERS ratings owned by the same company. The SPI also provides comparative business intelligence on […]

Events and conferences

Green Globe glory for Precious and UOW

Bruce Precious, M.AIRAH, and the University of Wollongong have been recognised at the 2019 Green Globe Awards. The annual Green Globe Awards are NSW’s premier environmental awards, recognising and celebrating collaboration,partnerships and projects that encourage others to achieve positive change and protect the environment. This year, Precious was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating […]

NABERS annual report

NABERS marches on

NABERS’ 2018–2019 annual report shows that it continues to gain momentum as a force for sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment. The report provides updates on the many initiatives under the NABERS banner, with positive news all round. One of the highlights has been the uptake of the scheme in shopping centres around the country. […]


NABERS set for starring role in UK

According to industry legend, when the NABERS initiative was first released as a system for measuring and comparing the environmental performance of Australian buildings and tenancies, it had a less memorable name. The final acronym was coined as a cheeky (and catchier) reference to the popular soap opera. Since then, the initiative has brought about huge […]


NABERS sets ambitious new targets

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) has published a new five-year plan for 2019–2023. It contains some ambitious goals. NABERS is a national government initiative to measure and compare the environmental performance of Australian buildings and tenancies. Since its inception, the program and its well-known star system has clocked up some impressive numbers. […]


Mandatory disclosure for tenants

A new report produced by Energy Action and EnergyConsult for the City of Sydney has highlighted the benefits of expanding the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program to include tenancies. The CBD program is a national initiative that requires energy efficiency information to be provided when commercial office spaces of 1,000m2 or more are sold or […]