Better Buildings Partnership

Better Buildings Partnership

‘Innovator of the Year’

The City-led Better Buildings Partnership was named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 2014 Banksia Awards for environmental leadership and innovation.

The award recognises the BBP’s best practice leasing model.

Halfway to 2030 emissions target

Sydney's leading commercial office landlords and property managers have reached the halfway mark to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings by improving energy performance.

The latest figures show the Better Buildings Partnership has reduced its emissions by 35% since 2006, placing it ahead of schedule to reach the ambitious 70% reduction target by 2030.

The partnership, which represents more than half of Sydney's commercial floor space in the city centre, has slashed energy bills by $30 million a year since it was established, avoiding over 113,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the past year alone.

Members have improved the overall sustainability performance of their buildings with measures such as building system upgrades and green infrastructure, including trigeneration and recycled water networks.

The award-winning partnership, recently named a winner at the Banksia awards for innovation, is one of the City's main programs working with Australian businesses and local communities to reduce carbon emissions while providing significant financial savings.

We have worked closely with the partnership to develop its new draft energy efficiency master plan, a blueprint to keep Sydney internationally competitive by increasing energy productivity in homes and offices across the local area.

Green leadership for Sydney’s commercial and public buildings


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A group of Sydney’s leading public, private and institutional landlords are working together to make the city’s buildings more sustainable.

Led by the City of Sydney, the partnership aims to address the challenges facing the commercial property sector and help Sydney become one of the world’s top sustainable cities. The collaboration aims to:

  • Improve the energy, water and waste efficiency of buildings within the City of Sydney.
  • Help facilitate the roll-out and connection to green infrastructure, such as the proposed trigeneration and recycled-water networks
  • Engage with regulators and governments on key environmental policy and regulatory issues.

With the Better Buildings Partnership representing over half the office floor space across Sydney’s city centre, these commercial landlords have an important role to play in improving the energy, water and waste efficiency of Sydney’s existing buildings. The founding members are:

  • AMP Capital Investors
  • Brookfield Office Properties Australia
  • Charter Hall
  • City of Sydney
  • Colonial First State
  • DEXUS Property Group
  • Frasers Property
  • The GPT Group
  • Investa Property Group
  • Lend Lease
  • Mirvac
  • Stockland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Technology.


Better Buildings Partnership

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 May 2015