A few short months from now NABERS energy star ratings will be launched for residential strata schemes. Strata Communities Australia covered this at their recent "Power Of Now" conference in Queensland. At the same time PICA Group engaged environmentalist Tim Jarvis to speak at their conference. We also bring you a sustainability case study funded by the City of Sydney.
At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's largest virtual power plant, slashing household power bills in the process.
The City of Sydney is injecting $750,000 towards an innovative campaign by network owner Ausgrid to encourage more rooftop solar in the council area, along with other demand management initiatives that could avoid costly grid upgrades.