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NABERS International

Since it started in NSW in 1998, NABERS has expanded its reach to the following countries.


NABERSNZ is an adaptation of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). The NSW Government has licensed NABERS to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in New Zealand. This is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand's homes and businesses and encourage the uptake of renewable energy. The EECA has been operating NABERSNZ since 2012. NABERSNZ is administered by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), and ratings are carried out by assessors trained in NZ.


NABERS UK launched in November 2020. It is run by BRE as the scheme administrator. The scheme is overseen by a steering committee comprising BRE, the Better Buildings Partnership and NABERS, on behalf of the New South Wales Government, Australia. The Better Buildings Partnership has been an integral partner in the development of NABERS UK and acts as scheme ambassador to support its uptake and success. 

There are currently two product offerings available in the UK for office buildings: Design for Performance to drive energy efficient new buildings, and NABERS Energy ratings to measure how energy efficient existing buildings are. All ratings will be carried out by assessors trained in the UK.

Other countries

NABERS has also conducted pilot certifications for buildings in India in 2015, and later Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2017.