Macquarie Bank released their 2016 Strata Benchmark Results at the SCA National Convention in Alice Springs. Download the full 58 page report. [More]
Individual Metering allows 'user pays' water consumption for apartments
Get a Plumber to check isolation valves, taps & basins in a one-day blitz
Utilise Off-peak Monitoring to identify potentially costly leaks
Installation of water saving devices in common areas and apartments
Collection and Storage of rainwater for irrigation and non-potable use
Xeriscaping to limit the need for water use in gardens [learn more]
Common Area Laundry facilities with water-efficient machines
Educating residents on ways to limit water consumption
Set Timer on garden irrigation to come on at night and reduce evaporation
Signage in visitors car park: "Washing of cars in this area is prohibited"
Water usage costs for an 82 unit strata building. Up to 48% savings are possible by stopping leaks and through water management. Based on water usage interval data from Wattblock's water efficiency assessment[full report].
Energy efficiency crucial to beating rising electricity bills in strata. In NSW distributors are raising network charges, and wholesale electricity prices are increasing. Buildings should look to efficiency projects to keep their bills down.