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New PCA Environmental Standards Released July 2019

Effective from the 1st of July 2019, The Property Council of Australia has increased the environmental standards for all existing commercial office buildings of Premium and A Grade quality.

These are significant changes to the PCA building quality matrix requirements, introducing a minimum standard for indoor environment performance and waste performance for the first time in history.

An asset’s designated grade can have strong ramifications for the value of the asset, annual operating costs, and capacity to charge a premium price for rent.

PCA CodeParameterUnitPremium BuildingsGrade A BuildingsGrade B BuildingsGrade C Buildings
A2Energy (without Green Power)NABERS Office Energy5 Stars4.5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars
A3WaterNABERS Office Water4 Stars3.5 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A4WasteOperational Waste Management Plan (OWMP) in accordance with Green StarYesYesNoNo
A5Indoor environment qualityNABERS Indoor Environment (Base Building)5 Stars4 Stars3 StarsN/A

Using our extensive industry experience, Ausnviro can handle all aspects of the environmental performance your building is required to achieve.

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