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Overview of the process

Note: Changes to the CBD Program were announced on 21 June 2016. Read more.

There are nine main steps involved in complying with the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program and associated legal obligations under the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010

  1. Confirm if you are likely to be affected. See Who is affected?
  2. Determine if the building, or area of the building, is disclosure affected. See What buildings are affected?
  3. Check if the building already has a current Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) that covers the area available for sale, lease or sublease. Search the Building Energy Efficiency Register. If the building has a current BEEC and it covers the area available for sale, lease or sublease, go to step 7
  4. If the building does not have a current BEEC, engage a CBD accredited assessor to do the assessments you need and to apply for a BEEC. Find a CBD accredited assessor
  5. Provide the CBD accredited assessor with the required access to, and information about, the building or area of the building. See How to get a BEEC
  6. Ensure the CBD assessor submits the BEEC application to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy online via the CBD assessor portal.
  7. When we approve the application, we email an electronic version of the BEEC to the CBD assessor, for printing and display. We also add a summary and full version of the BEEC to the Building Energy Efficiency Register
  8. Ensure the building’s National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy star rating is included in any advertising. See more detail in the section on how to comply with requirements for advertising
  9. Provide the BEEC to prospective buyers or tenants free of charge, if requested.

Where to from here?

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