How is it assessed, what are the requirements and how much does a BEEC certificate cost?
BEEC is assessed through a series of steps as outlined below:
- Check if the building has an existing BEEC by searching the building’s name and/or location on the Building Energy Efficiency Register.
- Contact a CBD accredited assessor to discuss a fee.
- Gather relevant information such as lease documents and electricity bills that occurred within the last 12 months.
- Wait for the CBD assessor to perform the NABERS Energy rating assessment and the Tenancy Lighting Assessment.
- The CBD assessor will submit the BEEC application. The details of the application include the name of the assessor, the accreditation number, the building owner’s details, as well as valid NABERS and TLA certification.
Once the BEEC application is approved by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, a copy of the BEEC will be sent to the CBD assessor, as well as the certificate being added to the Building Energy Efficiency Register.
The cost of obtaining a BEEC is related to the assessment itself. The fee is discussed between the building owner/lessor and the CBD accredited assessor. The cost varies by the property’s size and complexity, and can range from $2,000 to $13,000.