Save energy in your commercial building

Cut your building's costs by saving materials, better managing waste or improving its energy efficiency.

Looking up the facade of office buildings in a city

When you manage energy in your commercial building, you’ll:

  • reduce operating costs
  • improve comfort levels
  • increase tenant retention and wellbeing
  • have a competitive edge over your peers.

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Measure how your building performs

There are three rating systems that compare how your building performs compared to others.

1. NABERS rating

NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is Australia’s leading building performance rating system. It measures a buildings energy efficiency, carbon emissions, water consumption and waste, and compares it to similar buildings.

Estimate your NABERS rating

2. Green Star rating

Green Star is an internationally recognised sustainability rating. Green Star measures the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fit outs and communities. If your building scores well, you’ll be awarded a Green Star certified rating.

Find out more

3. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) online calculator

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning can be the largest contributor to energy bills in commercial buildings. The Calculating Cool online tool measures and benchmarks the performance of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

Calculate your HVAC performance

Upgrade your commercial building

We’ve compiled a list of commercial buildings and the service providers they used to upgrade their building and significantly saved money.

Read the case studies and find a service provider >

The building service providers are now working more collaboratively to fix problems, rather than working separately and creating more system inefficiencies.

– Darren, Programmed

Read Darren's story and other case studies >

Get finance to pay for your energy upgrades

There are a range of finance options that help commercial buildings invest in energy efficient equipment. They range from a simple bank loan to an agreement between you and your service provider.

Learn about energy finance >

Previously the heating and cooling systems were fighting each other. Now, we have consistent temperature and can detect and rectify issues before they reach complaint level.

– Manoj, Facility Manager

Read Manoj's story and other case studies >

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