The backers of the Nabers energy ratings system in New Zealand believe it will take off in this country, despite Green Party scepticism over its voluntary nature.
The scheme, brought over from Australia by the Government at a cost of $1.75 million, rates commercial buildings on their energy efficiency, giving owners and tenants a view of the operating costs they are likely to face.
...write The Dominion Post today (replicated here as they don't put everything up on their website).
MP Gareth Hughes has a point, we need to get on with greening our building stock and voluntary agreements have mixed success generally but at least it is a start.
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