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5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a NABERS Assessor

Before hiring a NABERS Assessor, consider: expertise in NABERS Water Rating, experience in assessments, accreditation, cost, and communication. Choose wisely for a smooth process!

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5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a NABERS Assessor

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  1. 5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a NABERS Assessor Are you looking forward to a NABERS assessment to know whether your commercial building meets the energy efficiency standard specified by the Australian government? If so, you will need an accredited NABERS assessor to determine the NABERS Water Rating or energy efficiency rating of your building. However, with hundreds of NABERS-accredited assessors, how can you choose the right assessor? Each NABERS assessor is trained and certified to follow NABERS rules and regulations to assess and rate a building. So, two independent NABERS assessors might rate your building the same. But still, there are some vital things to look out for that can help you choose the reliable NABERS assessor for a streamlined assessment process. Let’s read further to know these key considerations. Active Accredited Status The first vital consideration is to check whether the shortlisted assessor holds a current NABERS accreditation.

  2. You can navigate the Find an Accredited Assessor register to hire a NABERS accredited assessor. Individuals listed in this register have already undergone official training in the NABERS rating tools and will know how to assess while complying with the NABERS guidelines. Moreover, you shouldn’t miss out on whether the assessor you are interested in is accredited in all NABERS tools for which you wish to get your building rated. For example, assessor A might be a NABERS Energy accredited assessor but not a NABERS Water accredited assessor. If you want your building to get NABERS water and energy ratings, selecting an individual assessor accredited in NABERS water and energy ratings is worthwhile. In addition, if the NABERS assessor is accredited in the JV3 Assessment, it will be a plus point. Such assessors can opt for a flexible approach to assess your building for energy efficiency. They Should Consult First A professional NABERS assessor will always first consult with you to understand your building’s intricacies and what you look forward to achieving with the NABERS rating. With the building’s description and operation, the NABERS assessor might be able to recognise the dominant factors that could cause a lower NABERS Water Rating. Therefore, having this consultation before starting the NABERS rating process might allow you to investigate and resolve such problems before the official NABERS assessment. It will increase your building’s chance to secure a better overall NABERS star rating. They Should Have Engineering Knowledge Although NABERS assessors come from varied backgrounds, everyone must be able to interpret building documentation, such as building designs and drawings, equipment specifications, etc. Working with the NABERS assessor with good engineering design knowledge can be advantageous. They will be familiar with JV3Modeling and typical building designs and, thus, can better interpret atypical ones. They Should Pay Attention to Detail Every NABERS assessor is required to visit the site to verify the building details. An assessor who pays attention to detail can quickly spot the areas that need improvement during his visit. Furthermore, you can ask the below-listed questions from the shortlisted NABERS assessor to gauge their knowledge and experience: ● How long do they usually spend at the site visit?

  3. What items do they usually look at during the building site visit? ● Do they suggest how one can achieve a better overall NABERS rating? ● Do they know a particular plant, control system, or equipment that one might have on their site for a better NABERS rating? They Should Have Previously Undertaken NABERS Improvement Projects The main motive of any building owner looking forward to the NABERS assessment is to achieve the best possible NABERS Water Rating, energy efficiency, or overall rating. While you try to achieve the best NABERS rating, you should also be prepared for the worst. If your building receives a poor NABERS rating, you might want to look for a solution to improve the building’s star rating. In such a case, the NABERS assessor who has previously undertaken NABERS improvement projects can help. Many NABERS assessors are even engineers who can offer engineering design solutions to help improve your NABERS star rating. They Should Offer Ongoing Monitoring Services You shouldn’t think of getting the NABERS rating as your ultimate goal. Instead, always look for the NABERS assessor who can continuously monitor your building’s NABERS rating as it offers the following key benefits: ● Tracking your building’s existing resource usage ● Identifying potential further savings ● Hassle-free renewal of NABERS rating ● Increasing probability of achieving the same or improved future NABERS ratings Bottom Line Getting NABERS or NatHERS Certificate or any other relevant certificate is your ultimate solution to prove the energy efficiency and sustainability of your development. A licensed NABERS assessor performs physical assessments of buildings to collect necessary data to provide appropriate NABERS ratings. However, with so many NABERS assessors, finding one who can meet your unique requirements can be challenging. Considering the above-listed factors can make it easier for you to find the NABERS assessor suitable for assessing and rating your building.

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