Why choose a high-performing building

Why choose a high-performing building

An indicative estimate of the financial benefits of high-performing buildings, in terms of electricity saved, reduced absenteeism, retention and productivity.

Overview of the commercial building disclosure program

Overview of the commercial building disclosure program

The Commercial Building Disclosure program provides mandatory performance ratings for offices, in the form of BEECs (Building Energy Efficiency Certificates).
Metering and tracking energy reduction

Metering and tracking energy reduction

Advanced metering technologies can provide more frequent and detailed information on tenant energy use.

Resolution of office lease disputes

Resolution of office lease disputes

With a green lease in place, a collaborative and cooperative approach is taken to dispute resolution.
Using a building management committee

Using a building management committee

Effective implementation of an Energy Action Plan is usually achieved through a building management committee.

Implementing an energy management plan

Implementing an energy management plan

Typically, a green lease is accompanied by an Energy Management Plan which provides a structure for the lease and instructs how it will be implemented for the duration of the tenancy.

Target environmental performance standards

Using known and trusted environmental performance standards as targets is a key element of a green lease

Office relocation: best practice leasing

Office relocation: best practice leasing

Find out the what, why and how of 'green leasing', including a list of key elements for a green lease and short explanatory videos.

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Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for building owners

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for building owners

Over heating or cooling your building?  This factsheet will show you how we can provide better occupant comfort, save money and reduce emissions by expanding the band.

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for Tenants

Why Expand the Band - a factsheet for Tenants

Increase productivity, reduce emissions and save money.  This factsheet will explain how.

Bring your Best Self- Campaign Posters

Bring your Best Self- Campaign Posters

Download these fun 'Bring your Best Self' posters to use in your office. 

NABERS Essentials - online course

NABERS Essentials - online course

The NABERS Essentials e-Learning course is for anyone who wants to know more about NABERS.

Commercial Building Improvement Guide

Six step introductory guide to upgrading your building, from consideration and baseline assessment to financing, implementation and ongoing management. Compiled for building owners and facilities
managers of B, C and D grade buildings, the guide also provides an extensive list of resources to assist with the upgrade process.

BCO Guide to improving the environmental performance of offices

A guide by the British Council for Offices providing methods to measure building performance, occupant satisfaction, case studies and more. The report says that high performance can create productivity improvements that swamp utilities costs.

Energy efficiency certification scheme

This certification scheme offered by the Energy Efficiency Council certifies professionals that can lead comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings. Certification helps building owners and managers find professionals they can trust and provides a benchmark for energy efficiency professionals.

Explainer: Green Star and NABERS Ratings

How are Green Star, NABERS used in office tenancies? Currently these two voluntary national accreditation programs exist to measure and report on environmental performance of office tenancies and assist in guiding best practice office fit-outs, and they can be complementary.

Claiming Energy Savings Certificates ('Eskis')'

NSW businesses can improve the rate of return on investment for projects by claiming Energy Savings Certificates (aka 'Eskis') which are redeemable for cash based using NABERS ratings as evidence of savings.
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