For the first time in NABERS’ 20-plus years, the government’s environmental benchmarking scheme is updating how it accounts for the emissions profile of grid electricity to reflect booming renewable penetration.
Energy prices might be going down in Adelaide but many tenants are still looking for office space with high energy efficiency ratings according to Nick Mavropsi, director, real estate management at Colliers.
The relentlessly optimistic Esther Bailey started a new role at NABERS in September after eight years at the City of Sydney working on the Better Building Partnership and CitySwitch.
At last it seems there’s some serious traction on sustainable hotels. Hot on the heels of the new NABERS hotel tool, and the potential expansion of mandatory Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) for hotels, is some more encouraging news.
Hotels and office tenancies have the green light for mandatory energy performance disclosure by independent reviewers of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program.
EXCLUSIVE: It’s been a big year for NABERS, with shopping centres flocking to the environmental rating tool, indoor environment ratings on the rise, and an expansion into the UK.
The UK’s Better Buildings Partnership (BPP) has published details of the vital elements that have contributed to the success of the hugely transformational Australian NABERS scheme.
The property sector is fast cottoning on to the power of green bonds and other sustainable financing mechanisms to create a more sustainable built environment, including the residential market.
Esther Bailey is leaving the City of Sydney as sustainability engagement manager to join NABERS as head of market development.
Brookfield’s and Cbus Property’s office portfolios have emerged as the equal best performing on energy efficiency in 2018 according to a new report that shows portfolio-wide NABERS ratings for 11 major property companies.
A scheme to create an investment grade rating that reflects buildings’ “performance in use” based on the Australian NABERS scheme is in development in the UK and hopes to bridge the “performance gap” between design and actual performance of office buildings. But a new report shows the UK lags 15 years behind Australia.
NABERS is looking for two senior team leaders for its Market Development and Product and Standards teams.
NABERS, the NSW born and nurtured environmental rating scheme that’s become the gold standard for green buildings in Australia will soon be launched in the UK, under the guidance of one of its original architects Dr Paul Bannister.
Flinders Street in Adelaide is now home to what is claimed to be South Australia’s first building to achieve the top six star NABERS Energy rating and the first NABERS Indoor Environment rating.
NABERS has a new vision for the future, with its new five-year strategy going live last week. A few experts offered their thoughts on the journey of the national rating tool so far and what they hope to see going forward.
Floth’s Fortitude Valley headquarters in Brisbane has become Queensland’s first carbon neutral certified building.
NABERS has big plans for the next five years according to the 2019-2023 draft strategic plan released on Tuesday.
Mirvac has added more green creds to its portfolio, achieving the highest possible six star NABERS Energy rating for a base building at One Darling Island at Pyrmont in Sydney.
Would corporate Australia continue to function if climate change compromised coffee harvests to the point it became scarce and therefore unaffordable for most of us?
NABERS ratings have been phenomenally successful for offices: they’ve penetrated 80 per cent of the office space market and saved a mountain in energy costs for landlords. Now there’s a new tool that could do the same for tenants. In just a few months since its launch, the new NABERS Co-Assess tool is tackling the […]
The uptake of the NABERS rating system by shopping centres, the indoor environment and hospitals have gone through the roof according to the national Australian rating system’s annual report.
News from the front desk #390: World Environment Day was this week and to mark the occasion there was a bevy of good news to lift the spirits.
NABERS for Apartment Buildings has gone live and is expected to be a major shakeup for owners corporations, investors, developers and builders.
Buried in the pre-Christmas rush last year was a media statement from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation that it was investing $100 million in the new Dexus Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund (HWPF) in order to kick start new standards in clean energy for healthcare.
New office developments and retrofits in the City of Sydney will have to target a base building rating of 5.5 star NABERS, under proposed changes to the council’s development control plan.
The NABERS team is settling in with a new line-up to deal with a significant increase in workloads and new programs.
Average NABERS Energy ratings are getting so high, another star might soon need to be added to the scale, with 5 stars now run of the mill.
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The competitive spirit was intense at Mad Men (and women) for the Planet as teams vied to come up with the best creative display for a NABERS rating. Roving artist Jacqueline Hannigan moved among the groups bringing their ideas to life on paper. Early on there were wild ideas such coffee cups that display messages […]
The waist coats, clunky briefcases and retro brooches were out in force in Melbourne on Wednesday morning for our latest Mad Men (and women) for the Planet event. Some of the biggest names in the built environment industry came together at the InterContinental on Collins Street to workshop ways to engage staff in the sustainability story […]