Minimum NABERS ratings for offices

The Government Resource Efficiency Policy sets targets for general government sector agencies to achieve minimum NABERS ratings, including for energy and water in office buildings.

Number of offices to achieve minimum NABERS ratings

Infographic showing the number of government buildings with NABERS four star water rating - 31 in total; 15 for whole building; 16 for common area, foyer and lifts - and four-and-a-half star energy rating - 64 in total; 11 for whole building; 30 for common area, foyer and lifts; 17 for office tenancies; 4 for owned buldings;  2 data centres. 

NABERS explained

NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. It measures energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality.

Government Resource Efficiency Policy targets

E2 Minimum NABERS energy ratings for offices and data centres

Owned and leased office buildings greater than 2000 square metres will achieve and maintain a NABERS energy rating of at least 4.5 stars by June 2018.

All data centres will achieve a minimum infrastructure and IT equipment NABERS energy rating of 4.5 stars by June 2018. 

W2 Minimum NABERS water ratings for office buildings

All new and refurbished owned office buildings and leased office buildings with a net lettable area of over 2000 square metres will achieve a whole building NABERS water rating of 4 stars where cost-effective.

Interior of office building showing two-storey high central area with a lot of natural light