NABERS is a national government program that rates the operational performance of buildings on a 6-star rating scale.

It provides a simple, reliable, and comparable sustainability measurement. Over the last 10 years, NABERS customers have saved an average of 30-40% on their energy.

To support Australia’s transition to a net-zero built environment, NABERS is expanding its program to service the retail sector (this includes simple retail, big box, department stores, service shopfronts, and active appliance stores).

NABERS ratings for retail stores will help accurately measure, understand, and communicate the site’s energy and water performance while identifying areas for cost savings and future improvements.

To build the rating tool, NABERS collects operational data from retail stores, diverse in type, size, climate zone, operational hours, and owner/tenant sites to create a benchmark for the sector.


To find out more, contact the National Retail Association’s Policy team at