The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) scheme was established in 2010 and requires most building owners to provide energy efficiency information when they sell or lease office space that 1,000 sqm or larger.
The aim of the program is to improve the energy efficiency of Australia's large office buildings and to ensure prospective buyers and tenants can make informed choices about a building’s performance, carbon footprint and ongoing costs.
Sellers and lessors must obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate, or BEEC, before the building goes on the market for sale, lease or sublease. BEECs are valid for up to 12 months and include:
- the building's NABERS Energy star rating
- a tenancy lighting assessment.
The CBD program is managed by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. To find out more, visit the CBD website.
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