NABERS is a government-run sustainability rating system, and it is at the heart of Australia's environmental policy for the building sector. Twenty years after its' inception, NABERS, has transformed the property sector in Australia and is acclaimed as one of Australia's most successful sustainability initiatives putting Australian commercial real estate organisations at the forefront of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Survey (GRESB) with a score 10 points more than the global average.
Carlos Flores, The National Program Manager talks about the NABERS scheme, how it has come to achieve such a transformation in the Australian market and how New Zealand is in a good position to follow suit.
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Carlos is the National Program Manager at the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). He is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the NABERS program, the standard for measuring performance in Australian buildings and one of the most successful initiatives of its kind worldwide.
Carlos was born and raised in Chile, he is a Mechanical Engineer by trade and a regular speaker at AIRAH and other sustainability conferences.