Rating tools

The big winners in the NABERS portfolios index 2020

It’s only the second iteration of the NABERS Sustainable Portfolios Index but it’s seen a 48 per cent jump in participation since last year. There’s now 40 portfolios disclosing their…

Why energy efficient buildings should be a top climate policy priority

The UK needs a rating scheme like NABERS to bring down building energy use, writes Dr Peter Mallaburn, who was in Sydney last year to conduct a peer reviewed study of this rating tool. In a meeting with The Fifth Estate at the time he said some people believe Australia is 15 years ahead of the UK in energy efficiency.

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Brush off your old CV, the NSW Building Commission is now hiring

NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler is looking to hire up to 60 professionals from the construction industry to work as building project auditors, as he fleshes out plans for a major overhaul of the state’s building industry.

Annastacia Palaszczuk

How is your government agency performing on NABERS Energy?

Would you lease office space with a zero Star NABERS rating? We couldn’t help but wonder who would, when last week we spotted an office in the Brisbane Club Tower being offered for lease by Colliers in Brisbane with a zero NABERS rating.

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Australia tops GRESB results for ninth year running

Australian property companies have dominated the 2019 GRESB results, cementing the big end of town as global leaders in real estate sustainability for the ninth year in a row.