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

New report on Economics of Gas/Electric Appliances

Category: Energy


A new report from the Alternative Technology Association – Are We Still Cooking with Gas? – aims to understand the impacts of anticipated retail gas prices and to identify cost-effective alternatives.

It answers questions such as:

  • Is gas still a cheap energy to use?
  • Under what circumstances should you consider switching from gas to efficient electric appliances? 

Water Usage Calculator

Category: Water


We’ve just published a simple calculator to help you compare your building’s water consumption with Sydney Water’s benchmark. 

City of Sydney Water Efficiency Grants

Category: Water


Wednesday 5 November 2014, 6.00-7.30pm
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Sydney

This event is dedicated to water efficiency in apartment buildings, where you will hear about the resources and incentives available to get water efficiency projects started in your building.

Workshop: Energy Efficient Lighting for Apartment Blocks

Category: Energy


Willoughby City Council is holding a workshop “Energy Efficient Lighting for Apartment Blocks Made Easy” on Thursday 18th September at 6.30 pm. You’ll learn how to apply best practice lighting solution upgrades to your building and gain a better understanding of considerations such as payback period, ongoing maintenance costs, Australian lighting standards and potential financial assistance.

Free worm farms and workshops for Sydney apartment buildings

Category: Waste


To help apartment buildings reduce food waste going to landfill, the City of Sydney is offering five apartment buildings in its local government area the opportunity to host a Green Villages worm farming how-to workshop at their own building. Each participating household that goes to the workshop will also receive a free worm farm.

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