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Why NABERS Energy Ratings Matter

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System, or NABERS, is an important government rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Utilising performance information such as utility bills, NABERS measures the water usage, waste management, energy efficiency and indoor environment quality of a building and its impact on the environment. Not only does a higher NABERS Energy rating indicate a more sustainable building, it evokes common associations with:

  • Lower operating costs
  • More modern plant/equipment
  • Social responsibility
  • Superior energy efficiency
  • Attracting and retaining tenants

Why do your NABERS Energy Ratings Matter?

Beating the Competition

When it comes to a benchmark score rating, the higher your score is, the better. As larger commercial office spaces are required to disclose their NABERS Energy ratings, it’s very easy for the end-user to compare the energy efficiency of different office spaces simply by comparing their NABERS ratings.

A key way to ensure your building comes out on top is to consider your NABERS score in comparison to those of surrounding buildings or spaces. In some cases, it may be worth considering NABERS improvement projects. These have a strong focus on achieving a higher NABERS rating, which may help give that push to beat the competition.


Increase Building Value

A high NABERS rating is a widely recognised mark of excellent environmental achievement. In a tight property market, NABERS can provide a means of distinguishing your building from the rest. NABERS gives companies the confidence to promote their green initiatives and report building performance with reputable government certification. A NABERS rating above the median shows the commitment to environmental performance, creating the opportunity to improve rental returns as tenants and guests, particularly government agencies, are increasingly seeking evidence of environmental responsibility when they choose where to stay.

At Arc Energy, we pride ourselves on being champions for sustainability, offering our clients a suite of renewable energy solutions to shape a better future. Through solar, LED lighting, EV charging facilities, efficient centralised water systems and smart home automation, we have helped developers across Australia reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions, offering their tenants a real point of difference.

Our expert team has the capability to source, install, manage and maintain a suite of renewable energy solutions. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a higher NABERS rating and add value to your development.