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1st May 2017
Funded Electric Vehicle Assessments

Strata buildings in the City of Sydney are now able to get fully funded assessments for electric vehicle recharging facilities. Queensland coming next. [More]
Building Managers LED Love Affair

Five year love affairs with Chamaeleon.  What strata committees can learn from professional building operators when calculating ROI on LED lighting. [More]
Future of the Australian Energy Market

Energy prices have escalated in all capital cities since 2007. The free energy market has failed due to a number of reasons.  [More]
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SCA Brave New Strata World Conference

SCA (QLD)’s 2017 conference at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast was a huge success. Read the winning essay on future of the strata industry. [More]

Things You Need to Know About
 Electric Vehicle Charging in Strata
  1. Funded EV recharge assessments now available in City of Sydney
  2. Public superchargers supply 300km worth of charge at 100 Amps in 1 hour
  3. Borrowing common power from 10 Amp sockets wastes 50% more energy
  4. User pays systems are still cheaper than petrol at $14.80 per 1,000km
  5. Basic chargers (16 Amps) will supply 15-40km of charge in 1 hour
  6. Fast chargers (40 Amps) suitable in a visitor space for quick top-ups
  7. Managed 'trickle' charging is most practical and extends car battery life
  8. Power management systems will be required as EV adoption increases
  9. Main switchboard upgrade may be required for older buildings
  10. Reduce common area energy waste to delay EV infrastructure capex
In Other News
Forget About Climate Change

Scientific American
We should be embracing energy efficiency and the low-carbon economy because they promote jobs, national security and human health.
Take a 'Green Survey' and be in the draw to win $200

Title Magazine
Imagine if, alongside the levies and floor area of the apartment you were planning to buy, there was another rating – how “Green” the building is.
Utilities Can Harness Electric Vehicles as Flexible Loads

Greentech Media
Electric vehicles represent a big strategic opportunity for utilities in an era of flat to declining load growth.
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