Since it's inception in 1998, the Australian market has used NABERS to improve buildings and workplaces because high performing buildings support more profitable and more productive businesses.
NABERS was initially known as the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR), a rating now known as NABERS Energy. The program was renamed the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) in 2004, as the program began to expand its reach beyond energy, to water, waste and indoor environment quality.
NABERS ratings began to be used extensively in building sustainability policy at local, state and Australian government level, recognising the impressive environmental savings achieved by participants in the program.
NABERS has also partnered with the Australian Government and the Green Building Council of Australia to develop a pathway for buildings to become certified as carbon neutral. We're excited to see this partnership facilitate our Governments ambitious 2050 net-zero emissions targets.
Waste is a serious issue, so we have developed the NABERS Waste Manager Platform to help businesses visualise and monitor waste and recycling data online, and turn this into a NABERS rating.
And we hope that our new Co-Assess process will reach thousands of small and medium businesses.