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

Workshop: Energy Efficient Lighting for Apartment Blocks

Category: Energy

10/09/2014

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

15/08/2014

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.

The Green Electricity Guide

Category: Energy

14/08/2014

The guide has been developed to help inform Australians about which electricity retailers really are as ‘green’ as they say they are.

Guide to Installing Solar PV

Category: Energy

24/07/2014

The Clean Energy Council has released a solar power guide for consumers that details a seven-step process to help select the ideal solar system.

James Cook Uni develops strata property cyclone resilience scheme

Category: Materials

21/07/2014

An independent engineering inspection scheme to estimate the resilience of strata-title properties to cyclones has been developed by James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station.

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