The draft National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and Precincts are open for public consultation until 10 February 2017. While Australia’s property sector ranks highly according to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark in the delivery of low carbon buildings the standards will establish clear frameworks for removing emissions from buildings by setting rules for measuring, reducing, offsetting and reporting emissions.
The Standards were drafted by the Department of the Environment and Energy in consultation with NABERS and the GBCA
The GBCA and NABERS will host a webinar on the draft standards on Friday,16 December. GBCA announced the draft Standards saying “clear standards and guidelines are essential as we transition to a zero carbon economy”.
More information and submission details here.