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31st July 2017

The NABERS star rating system is coming for apartment buildings. We examine how you can start preparing now. We also have coverage of the 2017 CHU Stata Community Awards and some big news on electric vehicles.

Ross McIntyre
Strata Energy News Editor
The Strata NABERS "Muster"

Strata managers are taking the boy scout motto of “Be Prepared” seriously when it comes to readying the ship for NABERS ratings.  [More]
54% Electric Vehicles by 2040

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report predicts that electric vehicles will make up 54% of new car sales worldwide by 2040. [More]
2017 CHU Strata Community Awards

Award winners at the Great Gatsby themed 2017 CHU Strata Community gala dinner at Doltone House, Hyde Park in Sydney. [More]
Last Month's Top Feature ...
Solar Strata: The Future is Here!

One and a half million Australian homes now have solar power, but next to no apartments benefit directly from solar. This is about to change! [More]

Things You Need to Know About
NABERS for Apartments
  1. Add sustainability line item into financial accounts now
  2. Banner on client-facing emails at the bottom to 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

In Other News
Australia to build superhighway for electric cars beside Great Barrier Reef

Australia is building a superhighway offering free charging stations in a bid to boost use of electric vehicles, the northeastern state of Queensland said on Thursday, most of its route fringed by the Great Barrier Reef tourist attraction.
NABERS for apartments finally sees light of day

Fifth Estate
The COAG Energy Council has agreed to fund development of a NABERS tool for residential apartments, meaning Australia’s fastest-growing property sector is finally on track to start slashing carbon emissions and reducing energy bills.
Electric Vehicles to Accelerate to 54% of New Car Sales by 2040

Bloomberg BNEF
Electric vehicles will make up the majority of new car sales worldwide by 2040, and account for 33% of all the light-duty vehicles on the road, according to new research published today.
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