The City of Sydney is raising the bar for sustainability

Dec 30, 2021

Here’s a concept that can be introduced anywhere around the country – The City of Sydney is proposing all new development applications for office buildings, hotels, shopping centres and major redevelopments include energy targets.

In a first for any Australian local council, this will see new buildings complying with minimum energy ratings from January 2023 and achieve net-zero energy out by 2026.

The story on Shopping Centre News reports “The measures are expected to save more than $1.3 billion on energy bills for investors, businesses and occupants from 2023 to 2040, and help the City meet its target of net-zero emissions by 2035.”

That is welcome news for everyone, especially at a time when it is considered that energy use in buildings is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

It’s great to see an LGA being proactive and leading this climate challenge with force. Additionally, the proposal is being supported by leading developers, property owners and industry groups – another positive.

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