Multi-million dollar energy savings

Multi-million dollar energy savings

Better Buildings

Sydney’s major commercial office landlords are saving more than $25 million a year on their electricity bills, thanks to more energy efficient buildings.

The Better Buildings Partnership, which includes the owners of more than half the commercial office space in central Sydney, was established by the City in 2011 and based on similar schemes in London and Toronto.

Members have reduced their emissions by an average three per cent each year since 2005/6, despite a 14 per cent increase in the amount of space leased over the same period.


Some buildings have even achieved cuts of up to 70 per cent, thanks to innovative measures like energy-efficient lighting, plant upgrades and co-generation and tri-generation schemes that produce low-carbon electricity and hot water for heating and cooling.

The program is a great example of business and local government working together to achieve our goal of reducing the City’s emissions by 70 per cent by 2030.

For more information, visit the Better Buildings website.

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013