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

Green Building in Australia Impeded by Multiple Criteria

Category: General


One of Australia’s leading sustainability advocates claims that green building in the country continues to be hampered by the lack of unity or communication between the devisers of multiple performance codes and criteria.

Wattblock in million dollar capital raising

Category: Energy


Energy efficiency start up Wattblock has launched a capital raising on the strength of a booming strata apartment market.

The Strata Experience Survey

Category: General


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


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


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.

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