Keen to save money, energy and water in your complex?
Residents in apartment units use approximately 25% more energy per person than standalone homes or town houses, with much of this higher usage resulting from common areas.
In its pilot phase, the Smart Units program has helped 20 participating apartment blocks identify savings opportunities of more than $600,000. Many of these with only a 1-2 year payback period.
Applications closed - Register your interest for 2019-20
2019-20 Smart Units Information Pack - register your interest in 2019-20. (pdf. 422KB)
To find out more, contact Council’s Sustainability Officer, Anuj Dhir on email or phone 9424 0172.
Rebates available in 2019-20
Actions funded by rebates
Rebate amount = 50% of cost
Project implementation commenced to improve environmental performance of common areas of apartment building.
up to $3000
Successfully reporting on performance indicators for a period of one year. Rebate goes towards cost of an Energy (level 2) and/or water audit.
up to $1000
Total rebate available
Smart Blocks: online interactive capacity building tool kit
A free online service with information and tools to help build the capacity of residents in apartment blocks to get energy efficiency projects approved. A range of information and templates such as business case development is available to assist you to create change.
How to make positive change around your apartment building
This infographic was designed to inform owners and their managers about the sustainable opportunities that may be available to them in their apartment buildings and how to go about making these changes.
This site is for owners and their owner’s corporations to learn, find and share information about making apartment buildings more sustainable.
Guide to renovating or buying a sustainable apartment
Alternative Technology Association
Renters guides to sustainability (Homes and apartments)
Strata laws info and Owners Corporation FAQ’s
Good Practice Guide for Facilities Managers
This guide was developed by the Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA) to help facilities managers in their role to maintain and sustain their buildings.
Many apartment blocks in Ku-ring-gai and across Sydney have already saved money through implementing sustainability initiatives. Find out how they did it.
Gordon over-55’s Complex Building:
Car park fluorescent lights that were running 24 hours a day were replaced by LED units with built-in sensors. Payback period 1.5 years.