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Use NABERS to improve your school’s energy and water efficiency. 


NABERS for Schools quantifies your campus’s energy and water performance. We give your school a rating from one to six stars, based on the energy and water efficiency. Your NABERS rating can then be used to identify areas for future cost savings and building improvements, as well as to promote your school’s environmental credentials. 

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    Energy and Water ratings 

    NABERS Energy and Water ratings for Schools consider factors unique to your school campus to ensure a fair, like-with-like comparison. Depending on your rating type, some of the parameters considered include: 

    • Gross floor area 

    • Students enrolled 

    • Full-time equivalent employees 

    • Site area 

    • Climate and location 

    • Swimming pools 


    Preparing for your rating 

    1. Get ready:  

    • Visit NABERS website. 

    • Obtain 2-3 quotes from a NABERS accredited Assessor to understand scope of work (site hours and consulting hours). 

    • Obtain sign-off on a NABERS rating and engage a NABERS Assessor. 

    1. Gather your data: 

    • You’ll need 12 months of historical data on your energy consumption and some evidence about the size and features of your buildings. Your Assessor will advise you on what you need to provide. 

    1. Achieve NABERS certification: 

    • Organise access for your Assessor to conduct a site visit to validate your information. 

    1. Improve your rating: 

    • Your NABERS rating lasts for 12 months. 

    • Take action. 

    • Enjoy savings. 

    • Get annual ratings so that you can track improved performance. 

    Government Schools can rate the schools in cost-effective way through a portfolio rating. A Portfolio assessor is trained to rate a number of schools in a state or territory whereas non-government schools can be rated individually similar to any other NABERS rating. An assessor for non-government schools can be found in our assessor register here

    For more information on preparing for a schools rating, consult our NABERS for Schools fact sheet. o