While most organisations do not have to report under one or more of the many government reporting requirements, the impact of the legislative obligations are far reaching and it is difficult to ignore the impact to small, medium and large businesses. Businesses should keep informed of their reporting obligations is the ever demanding and expanding reporting obligations under a few of the schemes listed below;
- Energy Efficinecy Opportunity (EEO) started in 2006 with a 5-year reporting cycle and continuing through 2012.
- National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERS) commenced in 2008 and now part of the “Clean Energy Regulator” with registration by 31 August and reports due by 31 October for corporations that meet the NGER threshold.
- Clean Energy Act 2011 administered by the “Clean Energy Regulator” commencing on 1 July 2012.
- Mandatory Building Disclosure (CBD) obligation commenced in full on 1 November 2011 for buildings that are leased or sold with office space 2,000 m2 or more to provide a NABERS Energy star rating and tenancy light assessment along with a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC).