CBRE has further strengthened its sustainability offering with the appointment of Dammika Weerakkody as a National Sustainability Manager, based in Adelaide.
CBRE Senior Director, Asset Services, Michael Hall said Ms Weerakkody brought 25 years of experience in sustainability and engineering from roles in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
A Green Star Professional, Ms Weerakkody has a Master of Engineering in Management and is an accredited Assessor in NABERS and Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEECs). She has joined CBRE from NettZero, a company that provides sustainability services to many of Australia’s leading property owners.
“Dammika will complement the existing team and drive positive solutions for our clients given her extensive experience with large-scale, portfolio-wide NABERS and BEEC assessments,” Mr Hall said.
CBRE’s Pacific Sustainability Director Emma McMahon said the appointment came at a time of significant change for the industry following changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program, which mandates the disclosure of energy efficiency data for commercial offices space.
From 1 July 2017, the disclosure threshold will be lowered from 2,000sqm to 1,000sqm, which will require a much broader pool of owners and occupiers to obtain BEECs – driving a heightened sustainability focus, particularly on secondary assets.
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