The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a comprehensive post construction rating tool.Designed for assessing existing building,not for evaluating designs under development,NABERS has been developed for the rating of residential and commercial office buildings by tracking the impacts they have on the environment,both directly and indirectly.
Property owners will be forced to have an energy efficiency rating attached to their buildings within months or risk facing hefty fines under a proposal by the Federal Government.However,Landlords could slash waste and save thousands of dollars by having their buildings rated before the scheme becomes mandatory, according to one survey report.
The national building energy efficiency disclosure scheme is being debated in Canberra.Apart from minor details,it has bipartisan support,and it expected to start between October and December.The scheme will make it mandatory for all commercial buildings with a net area of 2000sqm or more, which are sold or leased to a potential purchaser,tenant or subtenant to have a registered Building Energy Efficiency Certificate.
The certificate will contain NABERS rating from zero to five stars,based on the building's environmental performance in terms of energy,water,waste and the indoor environment.A landlord could be fined up to $110,000 for every day withholds this information.Some buildings,including retail premises, will not be included in the scheme,while new,strata or special purpose buildings could apply for an exemption.
NABERS is a voluntary environmental rating system for office premises.Building owners and managers will be able to report on those aspects of the environmental performance of the building that are in their control,for example,landlord energy use like lifts,air conditioning and so on,water consumption and more.Building occupants will report on the environmental performance of the aspects of the building that they control light power in their tenancy,transport to and from the building and so on. This NABERS rating will definitely help for small businesses.For more information and details,please do not hesitate to visit their valuable website.