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Building Research Establishment Ends Licence Agreement With NABERS UK

Building Research Establishment Ends License Agreement With NABERS UK
05 September 2023 | Updated 06 September 2023

The Building Research Establishment is ending its licensing agreement with NABERS UK after three years in partnership.

NABERS UK will continue to operate during the transition to a new administrator. Details of an Expression of Interest process for a new NABERS UK Administrator will be revealed over the coming weeks, and there will be Q&A sessions for scheme stakeholders.

NABERS, the Australian national building performance rating system, entered the UK market in 2020, administered by The Building Research Establishment (BRE).

The NABERS UK scheme was developed via the Design for Performance initiative led by the Better Buildings Partnership, working in close collaboration with the Australian NABERS programme. The work was funded by companies including British Land, Great Portland Estates and backed by industry bodies such as the British Council for Offices, CIBSE and RICS.

Buildings with a NABERS rating include 11 & 12 Wellington Place in Leeds and Holbein Gardens in London’s Belgravia.

BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth said: “After three successful years, BRE will no longer be the administrator for NABERS UK so that our team can focus all of their energy on making the next iteration of BREEAM the most successful yet. We look forward to seeing NABERS UK continue to grow with a new partner, and working with them to recognise NABERS within BREEAM to further our shared goal of increasing the sustainability of the built environment for the good of our planet.”

NABERS Acting Director Magali Wardle added: “NABERS is grateful to BRE for the important role it has played in the success of NABERS UK to date. We are committed to providing consistency to customers throughout the transition, and will announce the details of our Expression of Interest process for a new administrator shortly. NABERS looks forward to seeing the continued growth of NABERS UK, and the resultant benefits to the commercial building sector in the UK".

Picture: a photograph of a meeting room with a small table and chairs. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 05 September 2023


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