Country:New Zealand
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

In May 2013, EECA Business, in collaboration with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), launched a new scheme to measure and rate the energy performance of commercial buildings in New Zealand. The New Zealand scheme, NABERSNZ™, is based on the successful National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and has been adapted for New Zealand conditions. NABERSNZ™ is a voluntary scheme that aims to assist owners and tenants to reduce energy use and costs, and reduce greenhouse emissions.

Under NABERSNZ™ qualified assessors measure and score the energy performance of office buildings, giving tenants and owners a star rating out of 6.  Following the renewal of the license agreement with the Australian Government in 2015, we have implemented new governance agreements with our partners in the initiative, and developed a five year strategy – key actions include demonstrating government leadership and support of the programme through the Property Management Centre of Expertise, and promoting the NABERSNZ product through EECA’s other business engagement channels. Thirty-one ratings were certified in 2016/17 , with much interest generated by the New Zealand Green Building Council’s offer of free feasibility assessments as an initial step to a full rating. 

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings, Building energy labels or certificates, Cross-sectoral, Private investment in energy efficiency
Related policies:EECA Business Programme
This record supersedes:Commercial Buildings Audit Programmes

Last modified: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:22:11 CET