WHAT IS A BEEC CERTIFICATE?
A Building Energy Efficiency Certificate or BEEC is a compulsory certificate before advertising or offering for sublease, lease or sell any disclosure affected commercial area above 1000 square meters.
Only CBD accredited assessors are authorised to apply for a BEEC on behalf of owners or lessors.
BEECS are valid up to 12 months and include:
Tenancy Lighting Assessment
A tenancy lighting assessment (TLA) for the relevant disclosure affected areas of the building. The expiry date for a TLA has recently been extended. Building owners will only be required to undertake these assessments every five years instead of annually
National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) star rating. This rating is valid for a period of 12 months.
How to get a BEEC?
The first step to get a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) is to verify if there is an existing or current BEEC for the building,
Then appoint a Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) accredited assessor for a consultation, cost agreement and a plan to undertake the relevant assessments prior to submitting your BEEC application, as only an accredited assessor can apply for a BEEC, this is a must.
Who has to comply?
FROM 1000 SQM
Most building owners who are selling or leasing office space with a net lettable area of 1,000 square metres or more
FROM 1000 SQM
Most tenants who are subleasing part of their tenancy with a net lettable area of 1,000 m² or more.