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

The Strata Experience Survey

Category: General

15/05/2015

City Futures at UNSW is calling for strata residents in Greater Sydney to complete a survey.

It asks what you like and dislike about strata living, whether you feel at home in your property and how well managed it is.

It takes 10 minutes and you can enter a draw to win 1 of 5 $200 Visa Gift Cards.

Complete the survey

Read more about the research project

Apartment towers paying $120,000 bills for hidden water time bombs

Category: Water

04/05/2015

Hundreds of residents living in an apartment tower were unaware they were paying an extra $120,000 each year due to hidden leaky pipes and high water users in their building.

City of Sydney - Draft Residential Apartments Sustainability Plan

01/05/2015

The City of Sydney’s draft Residential Apartments Sustainability Plan is on public exhibition until 11 June 2015.

This draft plan sets out actions for new and existing apartment blocks that could help significantly reduce greenhouse emissions, save water and keep waste out of landfill.

City of Sydney: E-waste program to apartment blocks

Category: Waste

Topic: e-waste

01/05/2015

The City of Sydney has delivered a trailblazing e-waste program to apartment blocks, with special recycling bins in six large apartment buildings serving 1,500 apartments as part of an ongoing trial.

Around two tonnes of e-waste, batteries and light bulbs was collected in the first four weeks of operation. Over 16 tonnes, the weight of nearly seven cars, has been collected in the 15 months since the trial started.

Griffith University Strata Title Conference 2015

Category: Energy, Strata 101

01/05/2015

Griffith University has hosted the biennial Strata and Community Title in Australia for the 21st Century conference since 2005. The program for this year’s conference from 2nd to 4th September has now been finalised.

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