A national rating used to measure environmental sustainability has reported significant improvements across Vicinity Centres’ portfolio as it continues to strive to meet its net zero emissions commitment by 20301.
The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is used to measure a building’s energy efficiency, carbon emissions along with water usage, waste and indoor environment quality. NABERS publishes the Sustainable Profiles Index (SPI) every year.
The 2021 SPI released today, found that more than one-in-three of Vicinity’s centres now has a five star or above energy rating which sits in the ‘excellent’ category.
Vicinity’s Head of Sustainability, Meredith Banks, said “Our Integrated Energy Strategy, which focuses on enhanced energy management including real-time energy reporting, automation and demand management, and energy efficiency including LED and HVAC upgrades, has significantly contributed to reduced energy use."