18 January 2012 – Norman Disney & Young, e + architecture and quantity surveyors Rider Levett Bucknall have joined forces to help building owners assess their options in response to the commercial building disclosure legislation and to support the Melbourne 1200 buildings program.

Business development manager for e+ architecture, Bryce Tonkin said the idea was to provide a one stop shop for building owners and their agents to take a good look at their building/s and develop several options to extend the life and improve the energy efficiency of that building.

The group claims its “building improvement opportunity”  will give  the owner three different options on environmental upgrades that are fully costed with forward projections on yields and capital growth.

The 1200 buildings program supports building owners in the City of Melbourne in responses to commercial building disclosure requirements and through its environmental upgrade finance scheme.

This scheme allows owners of low-rating buildings to improve their energy efficiency, to ensure the lifecycle of the building and return on investment.

Similar schemes exist for owners of buildings outside the City of Melbourne through Low Carbon Australia Limited and the On-bill Loan being delivered by Origin Energy.