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CBD 2019 Program Review

The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program Review Draft Report Release and Stakeholder Consultation 2019

In December 2018 The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction announced an Independent Review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program, which is being conducted by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).

The Review is examining whether the CBD Program is effective in improving the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings and the case for expansion of the Program to other high energy using commercial buildings. These include hotels and serviced apartments, office tenancies, data centres and shopping centres.

The Draft Report  is now available for public consultation. CIE is holding stakeholder workshops focusing on the potentially affected sectors in Melbourne and Sydney and is inviting written feedback on the draft findings and recommendations.

CBD Review - CIE Draft Report.pdf

CBD Review - CIE Draft Report.docx


CBD Review Stakeholder Consultation Workshops:

All SectorsMelbourne - 22 October 10am – 1pm.

Register for the all-sectors workshop in Melbourne here:

Hotels and Serviced Apartments Sydney - 28 October 10am – 12pm.

Register for the hotels and serviced apartments workshop here:

Data Centres Sydney - 28 October 2pm – 4pm.

Register for the data centres workshop here:

Shopping Centres Sydney - 29 October 2019 10am – 12 pm.

Register for the shopping centres workshop here:

Offices (and general session)Sydney - 29 October 2019 2pm – 4pm.

Register for the offices and general workshop here:

Written feedback is due on 31 October 2019 to Phil Manners and Hayden Fisher at CIE. Feedback can be emailed to and

All submissions received will be published on the CBD website unless a specific request for confidentiality is made. In this case, please indicate which parts of your submission you wish to keep confidential (including your identity, if you wish to remain anonymous). To protect the privacy of individuals making submissions, personal contact details will not be published.

Feedback on the draft report will be considered by CIE in preparing their final report for the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.

A short video explaining how the CBD Program works can be found here:


Previous consultation

In January 2019 CIE released an Issues Paper on the Review of the CBD Program. Please find the CIE Issues Paper below.

CBD - CIE Issues Paper.pdf

CBD - CIE Issues Paper.docx

The consultants have received responses to the Issues Paper. The following responses have not been marked as confidential and may be viewed.


If you wish to contact the CIE regarding the Review you can do so by contacting:


For the full media release please see Department of the Environment and Energy's website.