BEIS Consultation (2021) on a new Performance Based Rating Scheme for Commercial Buildings – Waterwise Response

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BEIS were consulting on introducing a rating system for energy use in large commercial buildings. One of the consultation questions was whether such a scheme should include water use, as it does in a similar scheme in Australia. Waterwise responded to say that whilst we support the proposed scheme we strongly believe that water use should be included at the outset.  This is because:

We believe that water use could be quickly incorporated into the scheme given it is already part of the NABERS scheme in Australia on which much of the proposed scheme is based.