Consumer News

Home energy efficiency ratings

4 January 2018

By Tim McKibbin

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) assessment tool is being expanded from commercial to apartment buildings from mid-2018.


The NABERS tool will provide apartment buildings with energy and water ratings that indicate how efficient its common areas are compared to others in Australia. The aim of this is to help reduce its environmental footprint.

This is the next logical step to help raise awareness of energy efficiency and the factors which play an important role in making a residential building more energy efficient. 

Property owners and tenants are already becoming more conscious of the costs associated with energy in their homes. The benefit to property consumers is that they can use this new NABERS information to easily understand the performance of the building and discuss potential improvements.