How do we make our apartment buildings more sustainable?

No one person has all the answers - but collectively we as owners have all the answers.

No two buildings are the same - but each one can learn from others.

What does a "Green" building look like?

There are two 'standards' for building new sustainable apartment buildings and complexes – one voluntary, one mandatory. While some of the options are not possible to retrofit to existing buildings, they do give us insight into what is possible.

Recent News & Information

City of Melbourne: Rooftop Project


Thousands of hectares of Melbourne’s roof space is ripe for solar, green roof and cool roof installations, a City of Melbourne mapping project has revealed. The Rooftop Project involved analysis of aerial photography to understand which roof spaces would be ideal for green roofs, cool roofs and solar PV installations.

How apartments can reduce their energy and water footprint


Whether your whole strata committee is on board or not, there are still plenty of things apartment dwellers can do to reduce energy and water bills and carbon emissions, according to Ethan Burns, managing director of Sustainability Now

Building Sustainability into Sydney's Housing Boom

Category: Energy, Waste, Water


Once averse to high-density living, Sydneysiders are driving an unprecedented apartment boom, which should be good for the environment -- but it's costing us and our climate more than it should. 

OCN Owners Seminar: 30 September 2015

Category: Strata 101


The Owners Corporation Network is holding a new seminar Your Legal Responsibilities while Living in a Vertical Village in Sydney on Wednesday 30th September at 6pm.

Five stars for the City’s apartment sustainability plan


The City of Sydney has received strong community support for the residential apartments sustainability plan which outlines ways to reduce the environmental impact of apartment living.

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