The Australian Government has launched the National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and the National Carbon Offset Standard for Precincts. The standards have been developed in partnership with the Green Building Council of Australia and the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and expand the voluntary program that already applies to organisations, products and services. Certification for carbon neutrality will be accessible at low cost through the Green Star and NABERS rating systems.
The standards are designed to support cities, councils and businesses to achieve carbon neutral certification and will provide building owners and managers with the ability to demonstrate and be recognised for their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. They can be used to measure, reduce and offset emissions, The standards can also be used to report and audit emissions.
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Read the GBCA media release here.