Energy Smart Strata research initiative.
- Promote energy efficiency in apartment buildings.
- Provide independent, un-biased advice.
- Share knowledge with owners corporations, strata managers, building managers and oher stakeholders.
Apartment building common areas and central building services can consume significant amounts of energy and represent a significant cost to owners. In regards to energy efficiency apartment buildings are often referred to as the forgotten sector. Energy management may be problematic for some sites; leading to inefficiencies, energy wastage and high costs…
We aim to change that.
The Energy Smart Strata Research Initiative
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With Sydney electricity prices increasing by up to 53% in the past 3 years, now more then ever owners need independent unbiased advice on energy matters. To meet this need we developed a study focusing on energy costs, energy efficiency, energy management and sustainability issues specific to apartment building common areas and central building services.
The study involved conducting level-2 energy audits (AS/NZS 3598:2000) of apartment buildings in the Greater Sydney Area.
We are currently in the process of analysing our data. Once completed, Energy Smart Strata will share the findings of the study, through publications and presentations, with owners, strata managers, building managers, councils and other interested parties.
By conducting quality, impartial research, and sharing knowledge, we are working to help strata plans be energy smart and save.
What will the study look at?
The scope of the study will include, but is not limited to:
- Patterns of energy use.
- Tariffs analysis.
- Electricity rates.
- Energy Efficiency Indicators.
- Energy wastage.
- Strata specific energy management issues.
- Energy saving opportunities.
The energy audits will investigate energy saving options for a range of apartment building equipment including: Lighting (lobby/corridor, exterior, fire stairs, car park), Hot water, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Lifts, Pool and spas, and Solar Power.
The goal of the Energy Smart Strata research initiative is to promote energy efficiency and share information. To achieve this we would like to collaborate with a number of relevant stakeholders including owners groups, strata and building management groups, environmental groups and local councils who can help communicate the project to interested apartment buildings and who can help share and disseminate the results of the study.
To ensure the independence and integrity of the project no collaborations are sought from suppliers and installers of energy efficiency products.