On 21 June 2016, a move was announced to lower the mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office buildings from 2000 square metres to 1000 square metres.
This expands the scope of the program to cover smaller office buildings and spaces and will come into effect from 1 July 2017, after a one year transition period.
Under the changes a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) will be required whenever an office space of 1000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease and a current NABERS Office Energy rating will need to be included in advertising.
Purchasers and tenants of these buildings will now be informed with energy costs, deliver energy savings and reduce emission over the next five years.
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