NABERS Energy assists owners and tenants to reduce energy use, reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse emissions. It benchmarks a building's operational greenhouse impacts on a scale of one to five - one star being the most polluting and five stars the least, with half star increments.

The scope of NABERS Energy covers Tenancies, Base Buildings or Whole Buildings as defined below:

Tenancies - Light and power requirements for tenants occupying space in buildings where central services are supplied by the building.

Base buildings - Building central services including (but not limited to):

  • Air conditioning
  • Common area lighting
  • Lifts

Whole buildings - A combination of Base Building and Tenancy energy consumption.  Whole building operation energy including HVAC, lighting, equipment and sometimes tenancy fitouts.