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City of Sydney proposes energy targets for development applications

In an Australian-first plan, the City of Sydney is considering mandatory energy target requirements for building development applications. Should the council proceed, development applications would have to comply with minimum energy performance standards. Summarised in a report, Performance standards to net zero energy buildings, the proposal requires applications to comply with minimum energy ratings from […]

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Grant funding for better buildings

Applications are open for round one of the City of Sydney environmental performance grants. Through the grants and sponsorship program, the City aims to enable residents and businesses to improve their environmental performance. The City provides funds to reduce carbon emissions, save water and cut operating costs in buildings. Recipients can commission energy and/or water […]

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City of Sydney environmental performance grants

Round one of City of Sydney’s environmental performance grants is open from February 6 until March 11. The program offers a powerful incentive to act and make change by offering support focused on encouraging innovation and environmental leadership, and addressing some of the barriers that communities face when considering action. Through the grants and sponsorship […]

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Mandatory disclosure for tenants

A new report produced by Energy Action and EnergyConsult for the City of Sydney has highlighted the benefits of expanding the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program to include tenancies. The CBD program is a national initiative that requires energy efficiency information to be provided when commercial office spaces of 1,000m2 or more are sold or […]