FAQs

CIBSE is working with NABERS, the BBP and BRE to complete the transition as quickly as possible with priorities, and timelines communicated via webinar on 30th April.

Anticipated date for accepting new applications for Training, Assessors, DfP and Energy for Office is 1st July.

 

Assessors

I’m a licensed NABERS UK Assessor. What happens to my licence? 

BRE will contact all current Assessor licence holders directly, to arrange the novation (transfer) of these to CIBSE, over the next few weeks. If you have any queries regarding this process, or have changed your contact details since originally registering with BRE, please contact BRE directly, at enquiries@bregroup.com clearly marked “Attention NABERS UK Team”.  

If your Assessor licence is due for renewal or has recently expired, BRE will contact you in the coming weeks to notify you that this is the case, and that you will need to re-register as a NABERS UK Assessor directly with CIBSE. 

I have qualified as a NABERS UK Assessor but have not taken out an Assessor licence. Is my qualification still valid? 

Once you have completed your training and passed all examinations you are eligible to apply for a NABERS UK Assessor licence within one year of successfully passing the examinations. Candidates who do not apply for a licence within this period will need to retake the course to regain eligibility for licensing.  

New Assessor licence registrations will be processed by CIBSE when the transition is complete. CIBSE will contact all trainees once they are ready to accept new licence registrations.

I have not yet completed the Whole Building and Tenancy (WBT) training revisions. What does this mean?

Please note that to ensure the validity of your Assessor licence, or to be allowed to renew your licence, you are required to be upskilled in the Whole Building and Tenancy training. Any Assessors who have only completed the original Base Building training course, will not be permitted to renew their licence until they have successfully completed the full training course.  

Please be reminded that if you were transferred over to the NABERS Learn platform from BRE Academy, and have not yet completed the Whole Building and Tenancy training, the deadline to complete this free of charge session was the 1st May 2024. If you have not completed the course by then, you will no longer have access and need to re-enrol at your own cost. 

I have not completed my NABERS Assessor training and wonder what to do?

Please login on to your course at https://naberslearn.litmos.com.au/account/login/  or contact your course provider. The deadline to fully complete your course and exams will be 1st July.

Any trainees who have not successfully completed the course may re-enrol for the NABERS Assessor training course Assessor with CIBSE at their own cost with link to training course available by 1st July.  

Energy for Offices clients

My building is currently going through a NABERS UK Energy for Offices rating. Can I still submit for certification? 

Any new Energy for Offices rating registrations can be submitted to CIBSE from 1st July. More information on the process and forms to be completed will be available on our website in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can leave details of your intention to lodge a rating by contacting us on epc@cibsecertification.org, and CIBSE will contact you directly as soon rating registrations open again.

My building has received a NABERS UK Energy for Offices rating. Can I still promote my building as NABERS UK certified? 

Any certified Energy for Offices ratings can continue to be promoted, as per the branding guidelines, during the rating validity period (generally 12 months). 

Design for Performance (DfP) clients

I want to register a Design for Performance Project. What happens now?

Any new Design for Performance project registrations can be submitted to CIBSE from the 1st July. More information on the process and forms to be completed will be available on our website in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can leave details of your intention to lodge a DfP project here, and CIBSE will contact you directly as soon DfP registrations open again. 

My building has received a DfP Design Reviewed target rating. Can I still promote my building? 

Yes, your DfP target rating remains valid until you receive your first actual rating. NABERS UK users can still make use of the NABERS UK logo and trademark, in accordance with the Design for Performance brand guidelines. 

I have registered for a Design for Performance rating and have not completed the Independent Design Review (IDR) process. What do I do next? 

Any Independent Design Reviews in progress should continue as normal and be submitted to CIBSE once the design-reviewed target rating has been confirmed by your IDR panellist, and the Design for Performance Agreement has been transferred (novated) from BRE to CIBSE. 

BRE will contact all DfP Agreement holders directly to arrange the novation (transfer) of these to CIBSE, over the next few weeks. If you have any queries regarding this process, or have changed your contact details since originally registering with BRE, please contact BRE directly, at enquiries@bregroup.com clearly marked “Attention NABERS UK Team”.