Welcome to the SCA (NSW) Green page which contains information for those living and working in strata on how to live more sustainably. By living a more sustainable life you can help reduce pollution and preserve our environment for future generations. Reducing energy consumption, water consumption and recycling where possible reduces our carbon footprint and can save money. Here are the latest articles that we hope will inform and inspire:
|Waverly Council green strata retrofit program
Wavery Council in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is offering strata buildings the opportunity to go green through its Building Futures program. Participating apartments may be able to reduce their common area energy usage by an average of 20 percent. Find out more here
How does your building rate when it comes to energy consumption, carbon emissions or use of available drinking water? If you can’t answer that question then you need to read on to find out more on how the NABERS tool can help measure your building’s efficiency and how to go about reducing these elements.
|Energy Savings Scheme
The NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme can help households reduce their electricity consumption and therefore those awful electricity costs by buying energy efficient appliances and even retrofitting lighting and other energy consuming systems. Read here for more information.
Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to raise awareness of energy consumption and its impact on the Earth. Now in it’s 12th year you can easily join the 7,000 other cities and towns across the world or join an event in your local community. Find out about Earth Hour here.
|Guide to Sustainable Living
Renters rejoice – now there is something for you on how to live sustainably. Not just limited to renters though, the (Renters) Guide to Sustainable Living contains tips for a more comfortable and energy efficient home. Read some of these tips here