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How to Obtain a Higher NABERS Rating

July 19, 2011

NABERS (the National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS rates a commercial office building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment. The system takes a snapshot of the building's performance then gives a rating for the next 12 months. This rating takes into consideration the energy, water and waste consumption that your building produces

EcoBizCheck can help improve your rating by helping your tenants reduce their footprint within the NABERS program.

Our highly effective, yet simple assessment and reporting program is predominantly based on the actions a business takes within a building, including reduction strategies for energy, water, and waste. It complements your building's NABERS star rating and most importantly INCREASES your star rating by reducing your tenant's footprint.

In 2010 our tenant program was officially recognized by Brisbane's Lord Mayor Campbell Newman for outstanding achievements as part of the CitySmart (advisors to B.C.C. on sustainable business practices) program.

The program has been scrutinized by Government departments, universities, environmental groups, law firms and accounting practices plus a wide range of companies of all sizes. Our clients and partners include many leading organizations including such as Bureau Veritas (the world's largest Certification and Quality Assurance providers), Australasian Compliance Institute, Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD (CCIQ), Corporate Express, DLA Phillips Fox, Climate Friendly, various other key industry associations, other large corporations and numerous SMEs.

EcoBizCheck's comprehensive action oriented system will guide tenants towards more efficient use of resources which will assist Building Owners to prepare for the NABERS assessment so that you can achieve the maximum rating possible.

Better yet, EcoBizCheck certification is affordable, easy to implement and tenants will make their money back on the cost of certification after the first year or we guarantee a 100% refund . . . which we can happily report has never been claimed! So what are you waiting for? Call EcoBizCheck today to speak with your tenants and see how we can help improve your building's rating and your tenants sustainable actions, all at no cost.

Below is a comparison table breaking down the features of the different types of certifications and what they offer.

By Holly McCarthy, EcoBizCheck

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