Rating tools

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Green Star gets tough on emissions reductions

Buildings may soon be required to cut carbon emissions to 40 per cent below business as usual to qualify for a 6 Star Green Star rating, under sweeping changes now…

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Ecolabels: the complexity behind the simplicity

I have sometimes fantasised about doing a PhD in sustainability leadership but I kept delaying, realising that a PhD requires a great deal of work and focus on the detail.…

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New floor space standard could unlock more energy efficiency

A new international property measurement standard for calculating residential floor space could provide a reliable benchmark for energy efficiency and sustainability tools such as NABERS, according to the Royal Institution…

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NABERS for apartments finally sees light of day

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to fund development of a NABERS tool for residential apartments, meaning Australia’s fastest-growing property sector is finally on track to start slashing carbon emissions…

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Goodman NZ and IAG achieve NABERSNZ first

Goodman Property Trust NZ and IAG, the major tenant of a Christchurch commercial office property, have together achieved the first whole building 5 star NABERSNZ rating.