The Department of Environment and Energy has recently released drafts of two new draft standards for industry consultation: the National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and the National Carbon Offset Standard for Precincts. See the draft standards and provide feedback.
In addition, the Department (along with the NABERS team and the Green Buildings Council of Australia) are hosting a webinar on the draft NCOS for Buildings standard on Friday 16 December from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Those wishing to attend should register through the GBCA Event Calendar.
These voluntary standards will enable new and existing buildings and precincts to gain accreditation to declare carbon neutrality to the NCOS standard, and to use the highly-regarded NCOS trademark as a public statement of the integrity of their claim.
Point Advisory is very pleased to have assisted the Department in the development of these standards. We believe they are an important step in helping to drive the built environment sector towards the significant emissions reductions that we know are possible.
To discuss any aspect of NCOS or carbon neutrality, email Christophe Brulliard.