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New NABERSNZ tool shows you how to get to the next level

New NABERSNZ tool shows you how to get to the next level

So you want to improve an office building’s star rating, but you’re not sure what it will take to get there?

The New Zealand Green Building Council and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today launched a new online tool as part of the NABERSNZ™ programme.

“The new NABERSNZ calculator will allow building owners and tenants to get a clearer picture of what they need to do to get a desired star rating under the NABERSNZ programme,” says NABERSNZ project manager Mike Frew.

“Working with an Accredited Assessor or Practitioner, they will be able to see the energy reduction required in their particular building, to get the Certified Rating they want.”

The addition of the new tool is part of the ongoing development of the NABERSNZ programme, a voluntary rating system that measures the energy performance of New Zealand's office buildings. NABERSNZ is an important tool to help reduce energy use and costs.

Building owners and tenants can already get a Certified Rating as part of the NABERSNZ programme, which shows, on a scale of 1 to 6, the energy performance of their building or tenancy.

“Now this calculator makes it possible to see what’s required to take the next step - the energy reduction required for a building or tenancy to achieve the next star rating – or any star rating.”

The calculator is also likely to be used by architects, engineers, and building scientists at design stage, to more accurately design a building that will meet a client’s desired star rating.

The calculator will initially be available only to Assessors and Practitioners (people who have received NABERSNZ training).

“Anyone who wants to become an Assessor or Practitioner should check out the NABERSNZ website for details of training courses,” Mike Frew said.

The NABERSNZ programme has been underway since June 2013, overseen by Administrator NZGBC and licence-holder EECA. More information about the programme is available on the website, along with a list of Accredited Assessors and Practitioners.


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