National Energy Efficiency Strategy Lights Up

National Energy Efficiency Strategy Lights Up

Western Australia Minister for Energy Peter Collier

Energy Efficiencies For Commercial Building Disclosure

Victor P Taffa

Energy Minister Peter Collier has welcomed the introduction of the National Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program, designed to improve the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings.

Under the Program, Sellers or leasers of Office Space bigger than 2,000 sqm would need to disclose an up-to-date Energy Efficiency Rating.

“Disclosing information on the energy efficiency of a building or tenancy gives prospective buyers and tenants a good indication of the structure’s ongoing Operational Energy Costs.” Mr. Collier said.

“It also assists buyers in unlocking opportunities for Energy Savings.”




The CBD Program has been developed by the Federal, State and Territory Governments and is an initiative supported through the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency.

For the first 12 months of the program, which started today, a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy Base or whole building star rating will need to be disclosed.

From November 1, 2011, a full Building Energy Efficiency Certificate, comprising a NABERS Energy star rating, an assessment of tenancy lighting and general energy efficiency guidance material will need to be disclosed.

The Office of Energy administers the NABERS Voluntary Program in Western Australia, and will continue to provide relevant, practical and reliable tools for industry to benchmark and manage the environmental performance of their buildings

“Many building owners and tenants continue to receive real benefit through participation in the NABERS program and benchmarking the performance of their buildings against their peers.” the Minister said.

“A 5 Star NABERS Rated Building uses between 50 % and 60 % Less Energy than an Average Performing Building at 2.5 Stars.”

“More than half of all WA Commercial Office Buildings (or about 880,000 sqm) have been rated using the NABERS Energy Tool.”