Energy Smart Strata – Fact Sheets
With a lot of spin and false claims in the market it is getting increasing hard to find good impartial advice. During energy audits of apartment buildings we frequently get asked the same questions. We thought we would put together some fact sheets to share our knowledge and give you the straight facts about how to save energy and reduce costs.
Want to reduce energy costs?
What is involved in an energy audit? How it can help your apartment building to save? What is an electricity audit and an energy assessment? Our energy audit fact sheet gives you all the information you need.
Stop paying too much for electricity. There are a number of ways your apartment building maybe able to save. Our electricity costs fact sheet shares some of our tips with you.
Fluorescent tube lighting is used widely in strata plans and is often found in car park and fire stairs. There are many options to upgrade this lighting including high efficiency T5 tubes, LED tubes, dimmable LED fittings, votage reduction and installing time clocks or occupancy sensors. With so much spin in the marketplace with every company trying to spruke their own products we give you the facts and discuss what options are best for your site.
This fact sheet is intended to help strata plans, businesses and managers to understand the NSW electricity market, tariff structure and options for cost savings.
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And see how our energy audits have helped apartment buildings save money and energy.
What are Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs) and how can your apartment building take advantages of the NSW program to reduce the cost to implement energy efficiency projects.
We all know electricity prices have been increasing in NSW, in some cases by over 50% in the past 3 years. We look at the reasons behind these price increases (network gold plating, carbon tax). We also discuss what will happen to future electricity and natural gas prices in NSW.
7. Solar Power
Is solar power right for your apartment building. With the closure of the once generous feed-in tariff and the Solar Credits program, now more than ever, it is important to think carefully about solar installations to make sure they provide cost-effective energy savings.
The Energy Smart Strata research initiative is already showing apartment buildings how easy it is to be energy smart and save. Have a look at initial findings from energy audits of 15 apartment buildings.
Looking for more information on energy and sustainability issues?
Then check out our friends at Green Strata, they have a comprehensive library on all things strata, energy and sustainability.