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    Expanding NABERS to new sectors

    NABERS is committed to creating a sustainable built environment by reducing carbon emissions and minimising water usage and landfill waste.

    As part of our commitment to meeting the Australian government's 2050 net zero emissions targets, we're working hard to expand the NABERS rating tool into more building sectors through NABERS Accelerate.

    NABERS Accelerate is a program that facilitates collaboration with industry experts to advance the development and adoption of new NABERS ratings.

    NABERS Accelerate workstreams


    Illustration of a graph Data collection for benchmarking
    Provide data on site characteristics, in addition to annual energy and water consumption for technical benchmarking.
    Illustration of people Advisory panel
    The advisory panel consists of key industry stakeholders in new sectors, who are consulted  through regular meetings during the rating tool development. 

    Why should I participate in NABERS Accelerate?

    Industry stakeholder collaboration is key to building a sustainable future and developing robust benchmarks for our rating tools.

    Participating in NABERS rating tool development is an excellent opportunity for your building sector to be represented and included in the national benchmark.

    We invite you to work with us to build a rating product that meets your organisational needs. If you are interested in participating in data collection or advisory groups, or want to know more, please email us at nabers@environment.nsw.gov.au

    NABERS Accelerate Benefits

    Expansion sectors

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

    What sectors will NABERS launch next?

    We are currently expanding NABERS into the following sectors:

    • Co-Assess for shopping centres: NABERS ratings will enable shopping centres and retail stores to understand the energy performance of their premises in an efficient process. High performing retail buildings support more profitable businesses and encourage sustainable business practices. 
    • NABERS has received approval from our National Steering Committee to expand further into Private Hospitals, Medical Centres and Universities and will be starting to expand to these sectors*. 
      * sectors TBC

    What about other sectors?

    As part of our strategic plan, NABERS aims to expand to all major building types where NABERS ratings are not yet available.

    NABERS is conducting pre-sector feasibility work in several other sectors which include supermarkets, TAFE, built-to-rent apartment buildings and student accommodation.

    How can I get involved?

    We are undertaking industry stakeholder interviews to understand the market potential and technical feasibility for the development of a NABERS Energy and Water tool in these sectors. The study will help us propose and prioritise the next sectors for NABERS expansion to our National Steering Committee.

    If you or someone you know works in, or has significant involvement in these sectors, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at nabers@environment.nsw.gov.au