NABERS will soon use the latest NGA Emissions Factors

For the first time in NABERS’ history, the National Greenhouse Account (NGA) factors that are used to calculate NABERS Energy ratings are going to change. Read on to find out what that means for your rating and what you can do to maintain (or improve) your building’s...

Introducing REF+. Finally, smart technology that saves time!

Ever since we conducted our first experiments and built our first prototypes almost a decade ago, Buildings Alive has been saving people time. Sure, our main purpose is to help building owners, operators and occupiers achieve their energy and environmental efficiency...

Demand response goes back to the future

The stability of the electricity grid and incentives for electricity users to change their behaviour is once again topical as we approach another Australian summer with the expectation of greater than ever demand. However, load management has been a challenge for...

Managing the impacts of COVID-19 on NABERS ratings v3.0

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted almost every aspect of daily life, with the subsequent lockdowns bringing numerous challenges to commercial building owners and operators. With large changes in occupancy, one of the difficulties has been ensuring energy use has...