Welcome to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program
The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program is a regulatory program that requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 1000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease. A quick video overview of the CBD Program can be found here. To find more information on the CBD Program, see 'What is CBD?' Information on how building owners can improve the energy efficiency of their building in preparation for a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate can be found here. If you will like to find out if you require a BEEC use our handy BEEC Guide.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel restrictions and social distancing, the Department has released updated Tenancy Lighting Assessment (TLA) Rules and an associated TLA Ruling to provide flexibility for building owners to meet their obligations under the CBD Program, while allowing building assessors to safely complete their work remotely where needed. Further information to assist those potentially affected by current COVID-19 preventive measures can be found here.
Latest News and Events
- May 28
- May 14
In accordance with the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Regulation 2010, assessor accreditation and exemption fees for 2020/2021 will increase by $9 to $423 per application and will apply to all applications received from 1 July 2020.
- Apr 21
- Mar 18
Registrations are open for the upcoming CBD Accredited Assessor Training to be held in Sydney in March 2020.
- Dec 20
The CBD office will be closed from 12 noon Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen Thursday, 2 January 2020.
Did you know?
- 9,989 Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEECs) have been issued over the life of the program
- Over 2,646 buildings have been issued with BEECs
- The area-weighted average NABERS Energy rating increased from 3.63 stars for BEECs issued in 2012 to 4.42 stars in 2019
- The area-weighted average Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD) of the lighting in office tenancies is 7.93 W/m²
- There are 138 CBD accredited assessors
These figures were current at the end of 2019
For more information see the statistics page