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1st August 2016
Capturing Growth from Sustainability

Profit pool analysis shows that helping your schemes manage gas, electricity and water pays off. Efficiency in strata is the "next insurance". [More]
Late Night Fan Disturbance

In a Sydney strata building, a persistent complaint over fan noise sparks an investigation that results in a 42% ventilation energy reduction. [More]
Kevin Moonyong Kim in Korea
2016 CHU Strata Community Awards

Winners at SCA's night of nights include Bright & Duggan, Strata Choice, Strata Sense, Netstrata, Jamesons, Havencab, and Wattblock.  [More]
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Kevin Moonyong Kim in Korea
Recap: Strata Levies Down the Drain

Sydney strata building wasting 100,000 Litres of water per day. Smart water meters are proving to be an effective tool for saving water and money.  [More]

  1. Hire cleaners for garbage rooms instead of relying on 24x7 ventilation 
  2. Reduce the hours of fan operation. Use timers for common areas. 
  3. Don't turn off car park ventilation.  This is a compliance breach.
  4. CO Sensors in carparks monitor air quality and reduce exhaust fan use.
  5. Variable speed drives save power and reduce noise disturbance.
  6. Impulse ventilation fans entrain air for efficient carpark ventilation. 
  7. Free up common area by removing unnecessary ducting and fan rooms. 
  8. Awnings and shade cloth retrofits to assist cooling rooms. 
  9. Passive airflow and cooling to improve amenity. 
  10. Trouble shoot noise with manual fan over-rides, not sleep overs!

(Source: Fantech
In Other News
Melbourne mini-suburb to be world's first "Tesla Town"

One Step Off the Grid
Exciting times for energy as Melbourne plans multiple developments that include Tesla Powerwalls and rooftop solar.
Strata properties in Victoria need to catch up to NSW

The Fifth Estate
Rob Beck from SCA Victoria explains how strata in Victoria can tackle sustainability like their counterparts in NSW.
Pokémon GO! ...away 

What to do when Pokémon GO disrupts strata schemes: problems with privacy, security, trespassing and property damage.
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