Brisull Industries

Nabers Assessment and Management

Brisull Industries will save you time and money with their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) assessments and management. Let the experts monitor all your Energy, Waste, Water and Indoor Environment factors and make sure they are consistently up to standard.

NABERS Assessment and Management

What is NABERS?

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Put simply, NABERS measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment. With the NABERS rating system, owners and managers get important insights into how well specific locations, setups and structures perform and what to expect in a given situation.

What Buildings and Structures Does NABERS Apply To?

The comprehensive and up to date NABERS
rating system is used for:

  • Apartments
  • Offices

  • Shopping Centres
  • Data Centres and
  • Hotels

NABERS reviews cover
the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Indoor Environment

How We Manage NABERS:

We monitor and manage your building to preserve your NABERS accreditation and rating.  Your rating will ensure your structure remains in compliance and that you are making the most of your assets and expenditures. As part of an extensive NABERS service, BBM's NABERS assessors will benchmark your initial rating and ensure the responsibilities for either:

  • A Base Building
  • Tenancy
  • A Whole Building

Each month, BBM evaluates all NABERS criteria and manages each element to protect your rating and ensure you are in the correct target zone.

NABERS Criteria to Monitor:

Each month, we monitor the following information for each property or unit we work with:

Building Information: Details about your location, including the size, number of people living there and even the number of computers in use when the structure is occupied. We monitor:

  1. Area
  2. Occupancy > 20% (hours per week)
  3. Number of Occupants
  4. Number of computers switched on when occupied

How much energy is consumed by your facility or structure and what percentage of your consumption is Green Power? We monitor all the following points to ensure benchmarks are met every month:}

  1. Electricity
    a. Consumption – kWh
    b. Percentage of Green Power
    c. This will calculate kg – CO2
  2. Natural Gas
    a. Consumption – MJ
    b. This will calculate kg – CO2
  3. Diesel
    a. Consumption – L
    b. This will calculate kg – CO2
  4. Coal
    a. Consumption – Tonnes
    b. This will calculate kg – CO2

How much water does your facility or structure use? This metric includes a review of the amount of Kilolitres consumed and the sources that water comes from.

  1. Consumption of Town Water – Kl
  2. Consumption of Recycled Water – Kl
    Not included – Rainwater/ Greywater

Waste production, including garbage (non-recyclable), recycling streams and other lines are audited and monitored to meet NABERS strict guidelines and regulation. Waste services and monitoring includes:

  1. 10day waste audit (as per NABERS Waste Data Collection Guidance Documents) covering consumption as follows:

    a. Waste Consumption in kg

    • Garbage stream (assumes non-recyclable/re-use characteristic)
    • Plastics

    • Specialised recycling stream

    • Organics recycling stream

    • Re-use & Re-manufacturing stream

          b. % of recycled material

From indoor air quality to the acoustics and even the task and work lighting in your facility, NABERS has specific benchmarks and guidelines. The following services and features should be monitored and maintained for best results:

  1. Thermal services
  2. Acoustic Levels
  3. Air Quality
  4. Maintenance/ Cleaning (filters)
  5. Lighting – glare and reflectivity
  6. Office Layout – inhibition of HVAC/ window layout

Reporting on All NABERS Factors

Reports contained detailed information on each of the NABERs benchmark items listed above. Reporting is fully customised to meet your specific requirements and is automated for your convenience.

Get Help with NABERS

Our proprietary systems monitor all aspects of the NABERS criteria in real time. By incorporating automation and centralising all information, we can make your NABERS rating is available to you at a moment’s notice. While some aspects, including staff numbers and related details need to be calculated manually, most ratings are available in real time, so you can always see where you stand.

Managing NABERS during DLP:

As NABERS continues to evolve, we ensure you are kept up to date on the latest requirements and processes. Some builders are now being asked to maintain a NABERS rating throughout the Defects Liability Period (DLP). Once this change was made, we incorporated it into our existing auditing and monitoring systems and can instantly provide needed information to builders, allowing them to seamlessly integrate NABERS data into their processes.  

Why Choose BBM To Manage Your Nabers

With unsurpassed attention to detail, regular updates and real time reporting, BBM offers property owners and managers everything needed to successfully manage NABERS benchmarks and best practices. If you’ve been struggling with NABERS or feel you are simply spending too much time tracking data, we can help. Get in touch today to learn how easy it is to get peace of mind about your NABERS ratings and compliance.


We Bring Out the Best in These Businesses

Justin Clark

Team Leader at Hutchinson Builders

Hutchinson engaged BBM to manage maintenance during the DLP for a project where our client has very specific and detailed maintenance requirements. BBM have always conducted the works in a professional manner, meeting response and completion times while complying with our client’s requirements.

BBM have assisted in continuing our exceptional relationship with our client and have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, flexibility and high work ethic. In a very challenging and demanding environment, their management team are always approachable and willing to provide us with solutions to any issues arising.

Jayde Agnew

General Manager of Iglu Pty Ltd

We are very pleased with the work BBM has done on our behalf, we have found their services to be prompt, efficient and professional. The Team are always available to help with projects large and small, nothing is ever too much trouble.

Paul and his team are very hard-working and highly organised with great communication skills, we have always been very impressed with the way that they approach projects and particularly their focus on Work, Health & Safety.

We look forward to working with BBM on future projects.

Peter Dunn

Senior Facilities Manager, Investa

Before I started using BBM at Deutsche Bank Place I was frustrated with our previous supplier’s poor delivery. Paul Lardi approached me and we decided to give them a try. Their work is always completed on time and budget with no issues. They understand the complexities of working in a Premium Grade commercial asset and we couldn’t be happier.

Scott Muir

Director at ecoHVAC

EcoHVAC use BBM as their preferred installer of our equipment. As a supplier of high quality products, we understand that only installers who undertake the utmost of care and precision can be used and BBM have always proven themselves as a more that trustworthy contractor. Their communication with our clients in the lead up and follow up calls after the installation is complete makes for a very satisfied customer.

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