Smart Green Apartments

Smart Green Apartments

About the program

Smart Green Apartments is an award-winning free program provided by the City of Sydney to help make buildings more energy and water efficient. 

To date we've helped more than 50 buildings in the local area save thousands of dollars each year on running and maintenance costs.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • Aria, a 15-storey apartment building in Waterloo is now saving $61,000 each year through lighting upgrades and adjusting timers on car park exhaust fans.
  • Cleveland Mews, a 66-unit apartment building in Redfern is saving 82% in energy use through lighting upgrades and installing heat pumps for the swimming pool and spa.
Program snapshot. Because high rise living can be more resource intensive and expensive, we're working with 20 buildings each year for 10 years to: reduce water usage, improve waste management, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs. Smart Green Apartments. City of Sydney 2030.
What does each building get? Energy and waste assessments and action plans. Costed upgrade recommendations. Online data portal. Training and networking opportunities. Waterfix program by Sydney Water. Implementation support. Smart Green Apartments. City of Sydney 2030.

How to join the program

Applications for the next intake will open on 6 August 2018.

You can make a head start on your application by tabling a motion to apply for the program at your next strata committee meeting and sharing the application guidelines with your strata manager and building manager. 

Buildings will be chosen based on an evaluation of their energy and water consumption, along with their size and complexity and the capacity of owners corporations to implement upgrades.

Got questions?

We'd love to hear from you!

02 9265 9210 or 02 9246 7301 

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Other support available

If your building isn't eligible for the Smart Green Apartments program, don't give up yet!

We have other funding and useful resources for you.


Last updated: Monday, 16 July 2018