Crossing the chasm…analogyBetter to have a plan that you can start today than wait for the perfect plan tomorrow…quote from whom…
TAGDescription of the types and timelinesStar rating and equivalent PUEsAlso has GHG correction and climate correctionNABERS star rating, at start of rating band% of Median EmissionsEmissions Index cut-off (assuming no climate correction)6 - 8% - 1.075 - 42% - 1.364 - 75% - 1.653 - 108% - 1.942 - 141% - 2.221 - 174% - 2.51
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After more than ten years in operation, NABERS ratings are used throughout the property sector and government to drive measurable cuts in water and CO2 emissions. 66 % of the national office market, have rated their energy efficiency using NABERS Energy. NABERS delivers results, and research now shows, that high NABERS-rated buildings perform better as investments, and have lower vacancy rates.The Building Better Returns Research was conducted by the University of Western Sydney Australia and the University of Maastricht Netherlands in conjunction with Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE, and commissioned by the Australian Property Institute and Property Funds Association. The project asked the question – Do green buildings add value? The short answer is yes! A green premium in value for office buildings was evident for the NABERS energy rating. This saw the 5 star NABERS energy rating delivering a 9% green premium in value and the 3-4.5 star NABERS energy ratings delivering a 2-3% green premium in value. Demonstrating a clear link between enhanced green premiums and the higher NABERS ratings. Evidence of major discounts in value with the lower NABERS ratings (less than 3 stars) In the 5 star NABERS energy rating, the Sydney CBD office market showed the largest green premium in rents (3%), as well as the largest discount in rents (9%) in the lowest NABERS ratings. Green premiums were also evident in reduced vacancy, reduced outgoings, reduced incentives and reduced yields, particularly for higher NABERS ratings.It is hoped that like the office sector, NABERS will help to transform the data centre industry, so that more efficient data centres are recognised by the market and rewarded itSmall dispersed DC’s will come under the microscope…..catalyst for these moving to larger sitesMajor advantage that NABERS DC has over NABERS Office is that there is a direct and tangible commercial benefit to improving your NABERS rating, hence there should be a quicker uptake…..Three stages:Industry acceptance and feedback…Broader acknowledgement of the commercial benefits – i.e. Performance is questioned and improvedMandatory requirement, and starts to impact market
PUE is a great infrastructure measure, but there can be disadvantages. For example….US customer was recounting the situation in their own DC where they reduced the load through a combination or virutalisation and consolidation – but actually ended up increasing their PUE because the load reduced.Ultimate goal is to get a closer relationship between work and energy…
Future proofing your business and the operations needs to be the approachYou cannot get all the certifications, but you need to identify globally, and then in each market – what are the key certifications?Security, OperationsWater usage…..