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7th May 2018

In this issue we cover the key points on NABERS for Apartment Buildings for strata managers ahead of the official launch in June.  Try our NABERS Quiz to find out which strata schemes are most appropriate.

Ross McIntyre
Strata Energy News Editor
 
NABERS for Apartment Buildings Launch

The six star "NABERS for Apartment Buildings" rating system is set to launch in June 2018 and is expected to cost $1,160 each time. [More]
Hidden Costs of Cheap Solar Installs

Examining the product specifications, warranties and the terms and conditions can give you a good insight into how different companies operate. [More]
Energy Efficiency in Apartment Buildings

UNSW Guest lecture by Wattblock CDO and founder Ross McIntyre and data analyst Jacky Zhong with case studies for Blackwattle Mews and Bayswater. [More]
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Tim Jarvis Takes On Strata Sustainability

He’s followed Shackleton and Mawson to the depths of the Antarctic … but can he convince Australian strata buildings to take sustainability seriously?  [More]

Things You Need to Know About NABERS for Apartments

Try our NABERS Quiz
  1. Add sustainability line item into financial accounts now
  2. Banner on client-facing emails at the bottom for building awareness
  3. Segment the high rise portfolio (6 storeys and above) to target first
  4. Engage low cost energy and water reviews to get committees thinking
  5. Solar feasibility reports to understand the renewable opportunity
  6. Update asset management register for the scheme
  7. Scan utility bills into document management systems
  8. Enrich data records in strata management software
  9. Run sustainability training session for strata/building managers
  10. Invite fellow strata managers to subscribe to Strata Energy News
Try our NABERS Quiz to find out which strata are most appropriate.

 
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