The Green Building Council is offering 60 free feasibility assessments for NabersNZ certified ratings in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.
Chief executive Andrew Eagles said yesterday the free assessments were available to property owners & tenants for existing office properties.
NabersNZ is an independent measurement & rating tool that benchmarks the energy performance of commercial office buildings.
The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority’s EECA Business delivers the ratings in collaboration with the Green Building Council. The assessments will be carried out by interns, who will undergo a training course before starting.
Mr Eagles said: “NabersNZ helps landlords identify improvements they can make to save energy, and that makes their building more attractive to tenants. A building with a high NabersNZ certified rating is more likely to attract high value tenants, who will pay a premium for an energy-efficient building. Research in Australia shows up to 8% more.”
Nabers – the national Australian built environment rating system – was adopted in 2013 for New Zealand. The 2 trademarks are held by the New South Wales state government and the New Zealand scheme is licensed to New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority. The NZ Green Building Council administers the programme.
Attribution: Council release.