Design a new building

If you’re building your own premises, it’s better to plan energy efficiency improvements from the start. Careful consideration of materials, passive design, orientation and location of a building can ensure that you take full advantage of natural surroundings and rely less on heating and cooling systems.

See YourHome and Business Victoria for energy efficiency design tips and resources.

When considering the design of your new building, ensure it also complies with the government standards and regulations. The National Construction Code (NCC) developed and managed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) includes their handbooks and energy efficiency requirements to help you meet these standards and improve the energy efficiency of your commercial building.

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a voluntary rating system that can help you set design standards and measure the energy efficiency of your new building. Find out how you can improve the energy efficiency of your building and achieve a higher rating on the NABERS website.

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