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Carbon Neutral Certification now available in conjunction with NABERS Energy Ratings

By Jess Harrison

NABERS has recently been authorised by the Department of Environment and Energy to provide Carbon Neutral Certification to the National Carbon Offset Standard, in conjunction with a NABERS Energy Rating.

In order to be eligible, buildings must hold an existing 4 Star NABERS Energy Rating, or have made a formal commitment to achieve this within three years. For office ratings, only whole buildings and base buildings can be certified – unfortunately this means that tenancies are not eligible at this stage.

The data required to complete the certification incorporates the usual data associated with NABERS Energy, NABERS Water, and NABERS Waste ratings. Carbon offsets are then purchased to reduce remaining emissions down to zero.

Ausnviro expects that this will appeal to building owners or managers looking to holistically assess their energy consumption and waste output, while going the extra mile by becoming carbon neutral certified. This is an excellent way for high-performing buildings to demonstrate additional commitment to emissions reduction, and to stand out from the crowd in a growing market of premium grade, energy efficient assets. With many government bodies now committing to carbon neutrality by 2020, it is anticipated that demand for carbon neutral office space will grow rapidly in the next few years.

For further information regarding Carbon Neutral Certification, please contact accredited assessor Jess Harrison on 0466 972 949 or jessica(at)