Find an Accredited Assessor

To gain a valid rating for your tenancy, you will need to engage a qualified NABERS Accredited Assessor.

Accredited Assessors are professionals who have been trained and accredited by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to perform NABERS ratings. They collect and verify all the data for a rating according to rules and protocols and are skilled in the management and operation of buildings.

As with any service, ensure you seek a number of quotes.

If you are a program Signatory, be sure to check your chosen Assessor submits your CitySwitch Administration Fee discount at the time of rating lodgement. You can request a narrowed-down list of Assessors who have carried out NABERS Energy ratings for CitySwitch program Signatories from your local program manager.

Indicative ratings

Prior to enlisting the services of an Assessor, your CitySwitch program manager can also help you conduct an indicative rating to better understand how your building is currently performing. This indicative rating is an approximate estimate and only fully accredited ratings may be publicised.

Your program manager can also help you utlise the online NABERS reverse calculator to find out some of the potential actions necessary to increase an existing star rating.

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NABERS rating CitySwitch discount

CitySwitch Signatories can claim a 50 per cent reduction off the standard certification fee charged by the Office of Environment and Heritage for obtaining a rating.

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Local council NABERS rebate

Nabers For a limited time, organisations signing up to CitySwitch within the cities of Sydney, Willoughby, Perth, Adelaide and all across Victoria can apply for financial assistance towards the cost of their NABERS Energy rating.

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Resources

CitySwitch Waste Assessment Tool

CitySwitch Waste Assessment Tool Want to know the waste generation and recycling rates for your office? Use our CitySwitch waste assessment tool.

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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.