Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

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On 21 June 2016, the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, announced the move to lower the mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office buildings from 2,000 square metres to 1,000 square metres. The media release is available to read. Changes to lower the disclosure threshold are complemented by a decision to extend the validity for Tenancy Lighting Assessments (TLAs) from one to five years for all new TLAs.

Read more about the changes to the CBD Program

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Did you know?

Since the Commercial Building Disclosure Program commenced:

  • Over 5,000 Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) have been issued
  • Over 1,500 unique buildings have been captured by the Commercial Building Disclosure Program
  • The average NABERS rating on a BEEC was 3 stars 
  • The average Nominal Lighting Power Density (NLPD) of tenancies was 12.5 W/m2
  • The average number of active CBD assessors was 130.

For more information see the statistics page

* Note: data valid up until 30 June 2016