NABERSNZ is the energy rating system for office buildings based on the long-running Australian NABERS programme. Data from Australia shows that buildings with good NABERS ratings are more desirable to tenants they have better occupancy rates and tend to have longer lease terms. It's also an excellent way to see exactly how you compare to the rest of the market.
Green Star rates the potential environmental impact of design at design phase and/or once built, whereas NABERS rates the actual environmental impact by performance of a building in use.
There are three types of NABERSNZ ratings tenancy, base building, and whole building each one eligible for one to six stars.
There are several key reasons that energy-use matters all of which can impact on your business.
A more efficient building has many advantages for your staff and your business bottom line. One important factor is lower operating costs essentially, efficient buildings cost less to run and maintain, and hold their value better over time.
Another all-important factor, and also one that can ultimately effect your bottom line, is health and wellness. Office lighting, heating and general air conditioning have a direct impact on staff comfort and productivity. A well-tuned building responds to occupants' needs, creating a more pleasant work space and so greatly reducing absenteeism.
Then there is your image in modern times, turning green is a matter of social, even global, responsibility. So showing environmental care and responsibility in your building or workplace is increasingly vital for many companies. Measuring and reporting energy use is a vital part of this.