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The following is from the Official NABERS website:
“The NABERS rating scale has now been extended to 6 stars, to recognise market leading performance.
The ultimate purpose of NABERS is to drive improved environmental performance. To ensure that NABERS continues to offer an aspirational target and to drive innovation and environmental improvement, a 6th star is being added to the existing rating scale.
A 6 star rating is awarded for Market Leading performance, and represents a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or water use from a 5 star rating.
All buildings currently rated at 5 stars that are performing at a 5.5 or 6 star level have been issued new certificates reflecting their new rating. Visit the rated buildings list to find out which buildings have earned 6 stars.
The rating scales for NABERS Energy and Water tools for offices, hotels and shopping centres are being extended to 6 stars now, with 6 stars representing market leading performance. The existing five star scale for each tool will not change. The rating scales for NABERS Waste and Indoor Environment and NABERS tools for homes will be extended by mid 2012.”
The new rating scale:
0 ……….. Very poor
1 ………… Poor
2 ………….Below average
2.5 to 3… Average
4 …………. Good
5 …………. Excellent
6 …………. Market leading
What this means for your Commercial Building
We know that Green Offices are outperforming in lease and sales prices. It follows that buildings with higher star ratings will attract a higher price premium. Whilst those buildings who already perform at this “Market Leading” level will be automatically awarded a 6 star rating, buildings below this rating will now be seen as ‘further behind the pack’.
The extent that investors will respond to this is unknown. As well as the intangible benefit of a higher star rating, a NABERS star rating directly effects how much an investor can expect to pay in gas, electricity and water costs. With the price of electricity rising rapidly, one can easily imagine such a rating taking on an increasingly important role in the minds of business owners and investors.
The direct solution is to attempt to increase your star rating. There are many different ways to boost your rating, and each measure will differ in implementation time, cost and energy efficiency benefit.
Speak to a CarbonetiX energy efficiency consultant to discuss some of the ways you can boost your NABERS rating, lower your gas and electricity costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Call 1300 311 763 or contact us online.