A NABERS Energy rating is the only cost associated with CitySwitch – but it’s an important part of our program because it helps you understand the energy performance of your tenancy.
The cost of obtaining a NABERS Energy rating includes:
- NABERS Accredited Assessor's fees and charges
- NABERS certification and administration fee.
The fees and charges for a NABERS Accredited Assessor will depend on the size of your tenancy, and the time and difficulty involved in gathering the appropriate data. As a rough guide, if your tenancy is around 1,500 sqm you should expect to pay between $1,000 and $4,000. However, as with any other product or service, compare quotes before selecting an Assessor.
NABERS certification and administration fees are paid to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH), which administers the NABERS rating system. Visit the NABERS website to understand the fee structure.
CitySwitch Discount Vouchers
All CitySwitch Signatories can claim a 50% discount on the certification fee which is charged by OEH. This is a saving of $566 including GST per NABERS Energy rating.
When you sign up for CitySwitch you will receive a CitySwitch Discount Voucher. Make sure this has been signed by a CitySwitch program manager, and give this to your NABERS Accredited Assessor who will do the rest.
Please note, CitySwitch Signatories with tenancies under 1,000 sqm cannot claim both the CitySwitch Signatory 50% discount and the NABERS Small Tenancy 50% discount.
For more information
The CitySwitch NABERS Energy Grants program
Businesses located in Sydney and Adelaide can receive funding towards a NABERS Energy rating for their office tenancies when they join CitySwitch.
- The City of Sydney ratings and assessment grant covers half the cost of a NABERS rating each year for up to two years for commercial office tenants and other organisations based within the local government area. The grant funds up to a maximum value of $12,000 in the first year and $6,000 in the second.
- The Adelaide City Council rebate offers up to half the cost of a NABERS rating assessment relative to office size (up to $2,500) for organisations based within the local government area who join CitySwitch. Contact your program manager to find out more