Smart Green Apartments

Smart Green Apartments

About the program

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

We welcome an annual intake of participants into the program.

We've helped more than 170 buildings save thousands of dollars each year on running and maintenance costs.

That’s an important benefit for residents – not only for the savings, but for reducing carbon emissions and water use in the city.

It's amazing what can be achieved

Aria, a 15-storey apartment building in Waterloo, is now saving $61,000 each year through:

  • lighting upgrades
  • installing variable speed drives on pumps and fans
  • rooftop solar panels.

Cleveland Mews, a 66-unit apartment building in Redfern, is saving 82% in energy use through:

  • lighting upgrades
  • installing heat pumps for the swimming pool and spa.

Program snapshot

Each participating strata plan will receive:

  • energy and waste assessments and action plans (including NABERS rating)
  • costed upgrade recommendations
  • online data portal
  • training and networking opportunities
  • WaterFix program by Sydney Water
  • implementation support.

Learn more about how NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is supporting building owners and renters achieve energy and water efficiency.

How to take part

Applications will likely open in early 2021. Further updates will be provided through the Smart Green Apartments newsletter. Sign up below.

Buildings will be chosen based on:

  • evaluation of their energy and water consumption
  • size and complexity
  • capacity of owners corporations to implement upgrades.

Buildings deemed ineligible for Smart Green Apartments can access support through our grants program.

Got questions?

We'd love to hear from you!

02 9265 9210 or 02 9246 7301 

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Last updated: Friday, 1 May 2020