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5th September 2016
Everybody Needs Good NABERS

Federal government commits funds to NABERS for residential strata buildings, which could improve financial returns on energy efficiency upgrades.  [More]
The Internet of Things

Smart technology means your strata building could soon be minimising your electricity bill, by "knowing" how to reduce energy and maintenance costs.  [More]
In the Dark and Out of Pocket

There are opportunities and pitfalls of lighting upgrades using sensors. Look for quality, and a good, integrated sensor solution, so as not to get burned.  [More]
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Recap: 2016 Strata Community Awards

Winners at SCA's night of nights include Bright & Duggan, Strata Choice, Strata Sense, Netstrata, Jamesons, Havencab, and Wattblock.  [More]

  1. Replace fluorescent and halogen lights with LED
  2. Install sensors on lights in low occupancy areas
  3. Check to make sure your lights and fittings are compatible with sensor use
  4. Invest in quality fittings that save maintenance costs in the long run
  5. Use timers to limit usage where sensors can’t be installed
  6. Double check that proposed upgrades meet the compliance standards
  7. Audit to identify and remove unnecessary lights
  8. Be aware of replacement lights' colour temperature and brightness
  9. Educate tenants on efficient lighting use  
  10. Investigate a smart lighting solution that responds to building usage! 
In Other News
Dandenong Council will save $370k/year by changing to LED

Herald Sun
Mayor Heang Tak says “since the rollout of the new street lighting, energy consumption has reduced by 77 per cent in the City of Greater Dandenong.”
NABERS for apartments finally sees the light of day

The Fifth Estate
City of Sydney Chief Executive Monica Barone says that “it will help reduce operational costs, help owners and tenants save on energy and water bills, and help our great city become more sustainable.”
Energy upgrades could meet a quarter of climate goals

The Conversation
An increase in incentives and programs for energy efficiency in Australia's buildings could help save money and meet climate goals.
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