Whilst Energy ratings are mandatory under the CBD program for any office space for lease or sale, Indoor Environment ratings are used to inform potential tenants of the suitability of the office space for staff.
The indoor environment rating compares like buildings, whether at a tenancy level, a base building level, or a whole-of-building level, for a number of indoor air quality measurements. The whole-of-building rating also includes a satisfaction survey that is distributed to the staff, to determine their impressions of the indoor environment.
Healthy Buildings International have been actively involved in the introduction of the Indoor Environment ratings, and have assisted a number of high profile clients in improving the indoor environment of their buildings, hence increasing the rating, attracting higher lease costs for the property.
Healthy Buildings International can undertake the qualitative readings needed to satisfy the NABERS Indoor Environment ratings, and also submit the Indoor Environment rating on the client’s behalf.
Recent clients have found that, by undertaking the NABERS rating at the same time as their annual indoor air quality inspection, they have reduced the costs of having these two important elements of building management completed.
The majority of the indoor environment qualitative readings are incorporated in Healthy Buildings International’s proactive indoor air quality testing.
Having a qualified NABERS assessor undertake the readings and submit the rating, ensures that there are substantial cost savings.
Healthy Buildings International ’s proactive air quality report recommending improvements, undertaken concurrent with the rating submission, has helped our clients improve the rating for subsequent years.