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NABERS environmental ratings extended to six stars
Released 22 August 2011

Australian buildings are becoming so much more efficient that the NABERS rating scale is being extended from 5 to 6 stars.    

The 6-star rating was launched by Office of Environment and Heritage Chief Executive Lisa Corbyn at an industry forum at Sydney’s Darling Park Tower last week. 

Corbyn said the extra star acknowledged that the Australian property industry is reaching a standard previously considered beyond world’s best practice.

“In the 10 years since the NSW Government introduced the first environmental performance rating for offices, Australian commercial buildings have become so much more efficient the time has come to introduce a sixth star,” Corbyn said.

“This is a move that was called for by top performers in the commercial property industry who are already moving beyond NABERS five-star excellence towards a market-leading six star goal.

“It reflects an ongoing improvement in the environmental performance of Australian buildings over the past 10 years, underpinned by the robustness of the NABERS tool as a performance measure.”