Apartment building case studies

Apartment building case studies

Are you keen to make your apartment building green?

Look at these case studies to see what's possible through our Smart Green Apartments program.

Change is achievable, cost savings are significant, and real progress to reducing carbon emissions and saving water can be made – all it takes is your participation.

We'll help you through the process.

If you'd like to hear more about these projects, give us a call on 02 9265 9210 or 02 9246 7301.

The Summit

In the heart of the city, opposite World Tower and World Square, The Summit consists of 33 storeys, 335 apartments, 10 retail units and 5 commercial suites.

What they did

  • installed variable speed drives
  • completed the WaterFix program
  • installed a charity textile bin in the car park.

Results

  • Energy – Saving $27,000 a year on energy bills
  • Water – Saving $61,000 (30,000 kl) a year on water        bills
  • Clothing – Diverted 3 tonnes of textiles from landfill in 5        months

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The Peak

The Peak is a 42-level residential tower of 370 apartments above Paddy’s Market and Market City.

What they did

  • upgraded lighting in the fire stairwells and common areas
  • optimised existing systems using variable speed drives
  • installed motion sensors to control air-conditioning in gyms and other shared facilities.

Results

  • Energy – Saving $82,000 (30%) a year on energy bills

Windsor on Kent

A short stroll from the Queen Victoria Building, Windsor on Kent comprises a mix of apartments, commercial offices and retail spaces.

What they did

  • installed variable speed drives on car park exhaust fans, supply fans and the cooling tower condenser water pumps
  • tuned temperature control systems.

Results

  • Energy – Saving $20,000 (20%) a year on energy bills

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Regis Towers

Completed in 1998, Regis Towers is one of the largest mixed use complexes in Australia. The 3 towers on Pitt, Castlereagh and Campbell streets include 545 residential apartments and 139 serviced apartments.

What they did

  • installed variable speed drives on motors and fans
  • adjusted settings on timers and sensors
  • installed data portal provided by the Smart Green Apartments program to help them quickly identify and respond to leaks.

Results

  • Energy – Saving $94,000 (37%) a year on energy       bills
  • Water – Saving $35,000 a year on water bills

Pullman Quay Grand

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Pullman Quay Grand comprises 15 levels of residential apartments, a hotel and retail space.

What they did

  • installed 99 kW solar panel system
  • system comprises 350 solar panels
  • utilised small scale technology certificates.

Results

  • Energy– The solar system supplies 10% of the building’s
    common area electricity
  • Energy – Saving $20,000 a year on bills
  • Savings – Pay back in less than 5 years

Pullman Quay Grand

Last updated: Friday, 6 March 2020