Commercial Building Disclosure Amendments You Need to Know: Pt 2

To boost energy productivity and aid climate change, an independent review into the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) programme proposes changes which would affect the energy efficiency of mid-tier commercial properties.

To find out what the CBD programme is and what amendments have been suggested, take a look at Commercial Building Disclosure Amendments You Need to Know: Pt 1


Who Needs to Stay Informed & Updated on CBD Programme Amendments (bullet points)

Sellers and lessors of commercial properties boasting 2000 square metres and more. If looking to sell such real estate, a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) must be obtained before the property can be placed on the market.

Mid-tier commercial property owners and investors must stay up to date with what is happening regarding the amendments as they will be affected if the changes are heeded. 

Real estate professionals operating in the commercial property space must stay informed of any changes to the amendments so they can advise their clients accordingly.   

Positive Results Generated by the Commercial Building Disclosure Programme

Aside from proposing amendments, the review also reported on 3 key results the mandatory efficiency disclosure has produced and is expected to produce with minimal cost to taxpayers and the industry:

Who Benefits?

You do! Australian businesses and households.

“Buildings are estimated to account for around 1 quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, mainly through electricity and gas use. Improving the efficiency of Australia’s buildings can lower costs for households and businesses, reduce fuel use and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” explained Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt.

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