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City of Melbourne partners with Ausnviro to deliver NABERS for Apartments

Ausnviro has been awarded an exclusive partnership with City of Melbourne to undertake Australia’s first NABERS for Apartments energy and water ratings.

City of Melbourne has been oversubscribed for this initiative in which 20 apartment buildings have been selected to have NABERS energy and water ratings undertaken.

The average size of each apartment building selected is 240 apartments. With flagship buildings selected such as QV1 Apartments consisting of 467 apartments.

The Ausnviro team and representatives from City of Melbourne travelled to Sydney this week to undertake training for the brand new tool. Accreditation is expected to be awarded shortly with the NABERS assessments kicking off in May.

I am blown away by the robustness of the new NABERS for Apartments tool. There is no doubt in my mind this new system will dramatically improve environmental efficiency in the residential apartment sector. – Jay Gualtieri, Managing Director, Ausnviro. Owners and operators of apartment buildings can save money by improving the energy and water efficiency of their building, but first they need to know how their building is performing.

NABERS tools have proven highly effective in the commercial building sector. They have allowed building owners to better understand their assets’ performance, and provided a metric on which numerous policy and incentive schemes have been built.

Figures from NABERS revealed the office sector is now saving more than $100 million a year in power bills compared to 2010 levels. This has resulted in annual CO2 emissions savings of more than 635,000 tons, equivalent to taking more than 160,000 cars off the road. Leading industry figures are hopeful that a NABERS Energy for apartment buildings tool, combined with the right policies, can set the residential sector on a similar path.

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