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NABERS Energy and Water for Offices Rules

The NABERS Energy and Water for Offices Rules are used by Assessors to rate the energy and water performance of office buildings. 

The latest version (v4.1) of the NABERS Energy and Water for Offices Rules and Metering and Consumption Rules (v1.1) has been released. 

The NABERS Energy and Water for Offices Rules are used by Assessors to rate the energy and water performance of office buildings.  

NABERS ratings must be performed by a NABERS Accredited Assessor and comply with the quality standard set in the principles and rules for gathering, interpreting and using data. 

The latest versions of the Rules are:  

  • Version 4.1 of the NABERS Energy and Water for Offices Rules; and  

  • Version 1.1 Metering and Consumption Rules.  

As of 29 September 2020, all NABERS Energy and Water ratings must comply with the above version of the Rules. 

Transition Period 

A transition period for the NABERS Energy and Water Rules was applied before 29 September 2020, during which office energy and water ratings could follow either:   

  • NABERS Energy & Water for Offices Rules (v3.2); or  

  • NABERS Energy & Water for Offices Rules (v4.0) and NABERS Metering & Consumption Rules (v1.0); or 

  • NABERS Energy & Water for Offices Rules (v4.1) and NABERS Metering & Consumption Rules (v1.1). 

Rating applications lodged on, or after, the 29 September 2020 must follow the requirements of NABERS Energy & Water for Offices Rules (v4.1) and NABERS Metering & Consumption Rules (v1.1). 

Rating applications submitted as part of a commitment agreement are exempt from this requirement.   

If you have any questions regarding the transition period, please contact nabers [at] environment.nsw.gov.au (subject: NABERS%20%7C%20Office%20Rules%20%7C%20Transition%20period%20query) .   

 

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