NABERS UK is an adaptation of the highly successful rating programme NABERS that operates in Australia. Launched in 1999, NABERS is widely considered to be a world-leading environmental performance rating tool for commercial buildings.

Energy for offices measures the energy efficiency of an operational office building based on metered data and rates its performance. Offices can be rated in three ways:

  • Base Building
  • Tenancy
  • Whole Building ratings

The energy rating works by comparing the energy consumption of a building against a set of benchmarks. These benchmarks have been developed using actual performance data from offices in the UK to set the median and the rating considers both location and occupancy.

The benefits of NABERS ratings include

  • A greener carbon footprint
  • Lower utility bills
  • Increased property value
  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Increased income from rentals
  • More attractive to investors

Owners and occupiers actively search for buildings to work in which have low carbon footprints. Many of these companies have set ambitious net-zero targets and are seeking the buildings they need to meet these targets.

Investors are looking to add buildings to their portfolios in line with their ESG goals and compatible with their net-zero targets. A NABERS rating is a straightforward way to highlight your building’s energy efficiency and showcase your sustainability credentials.


National Australian Built Environment Rating System (United Kingdom)


System for rating the energy efficiency of office buildings