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NABERS and CBD 2020 Conference

Working together for a sustainable future

Welcome to the conference

Watch the videos from the event here and download the speakers' presentations below.

Welcome to the NABERS + CBD 2020 conference
NABERS Director Carlos Flores welcomes viewers to the conference site. We hope you enjoy the presentations and feel inspired to work together with us to build a sustainable future.

Welcome to Country
A warm Welcome to Country by Yvonne Weldon, Chairperson from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

A brief overview of Australia’s most successful environmental program for buildings.

About CBD
The CBD Program requires most sellers, lessors and agents of office space of 1000 square metres and above to obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) before the building goes on the market for sale, lease or sublease.

NABERS Achievements
The NABERS program has saved 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and 6 billion litres of water from buildings, and helped building owners save over AUD$ 1 billion in energy costs.

Plenary Sessions

The sessions were hosted on Aboriginal land

Opening address by Minister Angus Taylor
The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction addresses the importance of measuring building performance and how the business and property sectors are key drivers of the Australian economy and job growth.

Opening address by Minister Matt Kean
The NSW Hon. Matt Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment addresses the important role of the building sector and NABERS in reducing the state’s carbon emissions and impact on the environment.

Why it takes a village to raise a sustainability nation
We're all in it together - learning from industry leaders in building sustainability about the importance of collaboration to build a sustainable future in this decade to deliver on climate action.

How ratings and disclosure deliver net positive impact
Alistair Sherwin from CBD talks about how mandatory disclosure has a net positive  economic impact on companies and society.

Measuring to manage in the decade to deliver
Carlos Flores from NABERS dives into the importance of measuring to manage building performance, and presents the latest product and service innovations from the NABERS program.

Wrap up and reflections
Carlos Flores summarises the announcements and outcomes from the conference and outlines what’s coming up next for the NABERS community.

Deep Dive sessions

The sessions were hosted on Aboriginal land

Stream 1: For Assessors - Stand up and be counted
Monique Alfris, Andrew Buchal and Supratik Ghosh talk about what's new for Assessors, rules and expansion sectors, and how you can shape the future of NABERS with us.

Stream 2: For new users - The secrets to success in your sector
Exclusive 10 minute interviews with established sustainability leaders Amy Hogan (Stockland), Steve Ford (GPT), Chris Nunn (AMP Capital) and Melinda Dewsnap (City of Sydney).

Stream 3: For NABERS users - Energy Masterclass
Corine Mulet outlines what's in store for the future of NABERS Energy and the upcoming changes to the tool to account for increasing decarbonisation of the grid.

Stream 4: For NABERS users - Waste Masterclass
Blake Lindley (Edge Environment) demystifies the NABERS Waste tool and discusses how data-led innovation can help overcome Australia's waste challenge.

Stream 5: For NABERS users - Hotels Masterclass
Learn everything you need to know about using the NABERS tool for hotels for success from Sara Rathborne and Dr Paul Bannister (DeltaQ).

Bonus content

Amy Hogan, Stockland – Full Interview
Amy Hogan, Head of Sustainability  talks toCraig Reucassel about the importance of reporting and value of data in driving organisational change to achieve sustainability goals.

Steve Ford, GPT Group – Extra clip
Head of Sustainability and Energy Steve Ford tells Craig Reucassel more about how GPT Group achieved Carbon Neutral certification this year.

Chris Nunn, AMP Capital – Extra clip
Chris Nunn, Head of Sustainability Real Estate at AMP Capital shares his expert advice for sustainability advocates within organisations who are trying to make changes happen.

Melinda Dewsnap, City of Sydney – Extra clip
Melinda Dewsnap, Sustainability Engagement Manager, City of Sydney tells Craig Reucassel about the impact and successes of the Smart Green Apartments program.

NABERS + WELL Partnership
Rachel Gutter, President of the International WELL Building Institute and Carlos Flores, Director, NABERS announce the Crosswalk between WELL and NABERS Indoor Environment.

Presentations and links

NABERS is a national initiative managed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on behalf of the Federal, State and Territory governments of Australia.