Baseline Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - In Commercial Buildings in Australia


Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency



This project was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) as part of a joint Commonwealth, State and Territory Government work program under the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE). It aims to improve the availability of quantitative information on commercial buildings in Australia and their energy use and associated greenhouse emissions. It is intended to help ground the work of policy makers, analysts, industry, governments, researchers and a wide range of interested stakeholders in a well-founded and shared information base.

Part 1 Report

Covers the majority of commercial building types in Australia including stand-alone offices (base buildings, tenancies, whole buildings), hotels, shopping centres (base buildings, tenancies, whole buildings), supermarkets (tenancies, whole buildings), hospitals, schools, vocational education and training (VET) buildings, universities and public buildings (including galleries, museums, libraries and law courts). It includes estimates for the building stock, energy consumption by fuel and end use (where possible), and greenhouse gas emissions by State/Territory and region, from 1999 to 2020, with 2009 as the ‘base’ year.

Part 2 Appendixes

Includes the Statement of Requirements, bibliography, model documentation, top-down model validation and statistical analysis.

Commercial Buildings Baseline Study model statistics

A de-identified version of the model segregated by building type.