NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment.
The NABERS approach to rating the environmental performance of buildings is world leading and unique. It takes real, measured impacts and communicates these in a clear and simple way. Through NABERS, the Australian property industry has a credible standard to confidently communicate results, and to judge environmental initiatives by their actual results in star ratings. NABERS ratings are used throughout the property sector to drive deep cuts in environmental impacts, and evaluate real results of initiatives. NABERS star ratings are now common language.
For over ten years, NABERS has helped property owners, managers and tenants across Australia to improve their sustainability performance, reaping financial benefits and building their reputation. This deep knowledge of building performance and potential for improvement has transformed the Australian property industry, which is now an international leader in the greening of buildings.
NABERS is managed nationally by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, on behalf of Commonwealth, state and territory governments.