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

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.

‘WaterFix® in Willoughby’ pilot project


Willoughby City Council and Sydney Water are offering local apartment buildings the opportunity to reduce water usage and costs. The pilot project runs until 31 January 2016.

With ‘WaterFix in Willoughby’, Willoughby City Council will pay for the WaterFix plumber’s call-out fee, audit and the first minor leak found relating to a tap or toilet.

Have your say on NSW strata reform

Category: Strata 101


NSW Fair Trading has released two exposure draft bills for final consultation. They are open for feedback until 12 August 2015. Final bills will be introduced to Parliament later this year.

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