NABERS ratings and BEEC (Building Energy Efficiency Certificate)

Preparing NABERS ratings and BEEC (Building Energy Efficiency Certificate) under the CBD Scheme has continued to be an active area of our work. We still receive many enquiries about it and going back through our newsletters we realised there are a number of articles regarding the subject. So for those of our readers wanting to brush-up, following are a

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The Value of Energy Monitoring

The first step to take in the energy reduction journey is monitoring. The old saying is true: “you can’t control what you can’t measure”. We design a monitoring scheme that will reveal the critical issues early and allows ongoing monitoring to ensure everything is working as it should. The monitoring system can be designed to

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Improving your NABERS rating

It may come as a surprise to many that improving a building’s NABERS rating is not just about reducing energy use. It is about reducing emissions. Taking this into account changes thinking about which building upgrade to approve.   For example if you reduce electrical energy use by 20% you reduce emission by 20% also.

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Co-Gen and Tri-Gen

Co-gen and Tri-gen are strategies to improve energy efficiency and to improve your NABERS rating. How do you  know if this is applicable to your facility? Co-generation is the local production of electricity and heat where both forms of energy can be utilized on site or nearby. This improves the system efficiency considerably compared to

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What is NABERS?

The early development stage of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System – NABERS was through a greenhouse gas emission rating, known as the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR), developed through the Federal Government’s then Australian Greenhouse Office, and commercialised by the then NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA). The NSW Department of Environment and

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