How to get rated

How to get rated
A NABERS Accredited Assessor can help you gain a NABERS Energy rating for your tenancy.

NABERS Accredited Assessors are trained by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, which administers the NABERS rating system.

To select a NABERS Accredited Assessor, either:

When you are preparing for your assessment, you will need to provide your NABERS Accredited Assessor with:

  • The net lettable area for your tenancy, which you may find in leasing documents, survey drawings or tenancy floor plans, or can obtain from your building manager or landlord
  • All bills for each energy source used by the tenancy for the preceding 12 months
  • Details of any vacancies in the tenancy for the preceding 12 months
  • Permission to visit your office to determine the number of active computers
  • Permission to conduct staff surveys to determine the hours of occupancy.

The NABERS website lists all rated office buildings.

You can also try the NABERS rating calculator to obtain an indicative self-assessed rating

 

Learn more:

How much does a rating cost and what financial support can CitySwitch provide?

What is the Commercial Building Disclosure scheme and what does that mean for CitySwitch Signatories?

How do I find a NABERS Accredited Assessor?

Why is a NABERS Energy rating important?

NABERS rating CitySwitch discount

CitySwitch Signatories can claim a 50 per cent reduction off the standard certification fee charged by the Office of Environment and Heritage for obtaining a rating.

Find out more

Local council NABERS rebate

Nabers For a limited time, organisations signing up to CitySwitch within the cities of Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and all across Victoria can apply for financial assistance towards the cost of their NABERS Energy rating.

Find out more

CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.