Making a difference starts at “home” – driving momentum from a community level
For strata professionals, the focus is on our customers and how programs like NABERS for Apartment Buildings can help them. We all like to think that everyone wants to partake in programs that help the environment, but often there needs to be a motivator in order to get people over the line.
A NABERS for Apartment Buildings rating helps owners and committees save money and improve their property value. Using a six-star scale and detailed report, NABERS benchmarks strata properties against similar buildings on the Australian market showing where the building can improve on operational value, sustainability and costs.
Acting as a tool to increase sustainability and reduce overheads, NABERS is a system that enhances building value by making the low-carbon emission building attractive to prospective buyers and renters, and by reducing operating costs.
Thankfully, all state governments within Australia support the target for Australia to become a net-zero carbon emitter by 2050. Which is why we will see an increasing emphasis on programs such as NABERS.
NABERS, while currently only compulsory for commercial buildings, will eventually become compulsory for residential buildings too.
Strata professionals have the power to help shift Australia to become a net-zero emitter by helping committees and owners see the value of creating truly sustainable buildings.