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NABERS Accelerate

 

Expanding NABERS to new sectors

NABERS is committed to reducing carbon emissions in the built environment, minimising water usage and minimising landfill waste to create a sustainable world, where buildings positively contribute. 

To date NABERS has enjoyed great success as a world-recognised and robust rating tool for offices, shopping centres, hotels and other building sectors. Since 2010 our ratings have helped save 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and 1.2 billion litres of water. 
 
As part of our commitment towards meeting the Australian government's 2050 net zero emissions targets, we're working hard to bring NABERS to more building sectors.

NABERS Accelerate

NABERS Accelerate is a program provided to new sectors to speed up the development and adoption of NABERS ratings in new sectors. NABERS Accelerate has the following workstreams:

Data collection for benchmarking
Provide data on site characteristics and annual energy and water use for technical benchmarking through online and offline streams.
Advisory panel
Become a member of our NABERS Accelerate panel. We will work with key stakeholders in new sectors through regular panel meetings during the course of the rating development.
NABERS Accelerate updates
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Expansion sector

After extensive industry consultation and sector analysis, we prioritised the following sectors:

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What sector is NABERS launching next? 

In FY 2021-22, we are expanding NABERS to another two sectors: warehouses and cold stores. These sectors have been at the very heart of the world’s response to the pandemic, as the backbone of the food chain, online shopping and vaccine supply revolutions. We are working with sustainability pioneers who can help us access the data and sector insights as we aim to launch NABERS ratings for these sectors by the middle of 2022.  

If you are a warehouse, distribution centre, or cold store owner/tenant, facility manager or sustainability expert in this sector, please contact us at nabers [at] environment.nsw.gov.au (subject: NABERS%20Accelerate)

What about next sectors? 

Schools, retail stores and supermarkets are now a part of NABERS Accelerate program. We are in parallel collecting data and open for industry consultation for new sectors: schools, retail tenants and supermarkets. 

Why should I participate in NABERS Accelerate? 

NABERS Accelerate benefits table

Industry stakeholder collaboration is key to building a sustainable future and developing robust benchmarks for rating tools. We therefore invite you to work with us to build a rating product that meets your organisational needs.  

We want to hear from stakeholders who work in the three new sectors above or have extensive experience in them. If you are interested in participating in one or more of the NABERS Accelerate workstreams, or would like to find out more, please email us at nabers [at] environment.nsw.gov.au (subject: NABERS%20Accelerate%20inquiry)

Data collection for benchmarking

General warehouses and cold stores 
Provide data on your warehouse & Cold stores characteristics, as well as your annual energy and water use. The NABERS team will use this for technical benchmarking. Providing your data ensures that the tool will suit your general warehouses and cold stores. Download the data collection spreadsheet for Cold Stores here. And General Warehouse here.

Schools 
Provide data on your school’s campus characteristics, as well as your annual energy and water use. The NABERS team will use this for technical benchmarking. Providing your data ensures that the tool will suit your school. Download the data collection spreadsheet here

Retail stores 
Provide data on your retail store characteristics, as well as your annual energy and water use. The NABERS team will use this for technical benchmarking. Providing your data ensures that the tool will suit your retail store. Download the data collection spreadsheet 

  • Retail Simple here
  • Retail Big Box here
  • Retail Hot & Cold here

Supermarkets 
Provide data on your supermarkets characteristics, as well as your annual energy and water use. The NABERS team will use this for technical benchmarking. Providing your data ensures that the tool will suit your supermarket. Download the data collection spreadsheet here

Further reading

Consult our fact sheets to understand more about the NABERS Accelerate program the benefits to you and your stakeholder of being in the program: