How would your building rate?

The City of Melbourne is partnering with the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) to rate 20 apartment buildings in water and energy use efficiency. 

Residents in the CBD can now nominate their building for assessment through their owners’ corporation for this pilot program.

The council will pay for the assessment and will subsidise the $1160 fee to $580.

NABERS will help residents and owners’ corporations to identify areas of potential savings in their common area water and energy bills and improve the building’s sustainability rating.

The selected 20 buildings will be assessed by the end of May.

To participate, 12 months of utility bills for each account, written agreement and strata plans are required.

Also, carparking plans, floorplans, technical drawings, strata management statements and detailed expenses statements are desirable.

The owners’ corporation will need to pay the submission fee and make the building available for inspection.

Submissions close by Thursday, March 29. For more information, contact apartments@melbourne.vic.gov.au or 9658 8557.

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