Is Now the Time to Upgrade Commercial Buildings in Victoria?

May 31, 2017By Kieran McLeanEnergy Audits, Energy Efficiency, Financing, Government Policy No Comments

Winter 2017, is this the perfect time for energy upgrades for commercial buildings in Victoria? The Federal Government is requiring more office buildings to advertise their NABERS energy rating, energy security has become a mainstream conversation topic, and the Victorian Government are offering finance and financing assistance to building owners. Commercial Building Disclosure Program The … Read More

How to Complete a NABERS Rating Self-Assessment

May 19, 2017By Kieran McLeanEnergy Audits, Energy Efficiency, Government Policy, How To No Comments

If your building is about to become affected by the Commercial Building Disclosure program, it is worthwhile completing a NABERS rating self-assessment to align your expectations. It may also give you an opportunity to improve your rating before advertising it becomes legislated. To complete a NABERS energy self-assessment you’ll need to select between a Base … Read More

The Silver Lining of the CBD Program

April 18, 2017By Kieran McLeanEnergy Audits, Energy Efficiency, Government Policy No Comments

The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program has been in Federal Government legislation since 2010. However, from the 1st July 2017, the threshold for commercial properties requiring an energy efficiency assessment will reduce from 2,000m2 to 1,000m2 if they are to be sold, leased or sub-leased. Whilst many will be annoyed with the additional compliance cost, … Read More