City of Sydney grant funded study released 26th July 2018 includes national survey results from over 130 strata schemes and 20 case study assessments.
The first comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of $995 billion.
With countless new energy technologies emerging, it is important to independently research the true benefits and specifically the relevance of these technologies to strata. What better way to do that, than to tap into vast resources contained within our universities.
Strata buildings to face accelerated demand for electric vehicle charging pushed by new Electric Vehicle Council
Strata buildings demand government support as electric vehicle adoption accelerates
According to a University of NSW case study, energy efficiency in strata has some unexpected outcomes over the medium term. Among these are improved security, garden re-invigoration, a common area make-over and record property valuations.
"If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it." - Lord Kelvin
Many strata managers don't realise that their customers are eligible for grants from both local and state governments for energy efficiency, water efficiency and community solar.
Wattblock's Brisbane office is working closely with top Queensland universities to explore sustainability issues in strata buildings. Griffith University students recently published reports on solar PV, battery storage, and electric vehicle recharge in residential strata (see below).
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