Building Futures strata program

building futures

Building Futures is a free Council program to help large buildings (25+ apartments or commercial lots) to save money on their energy and water bills and improve environmental performance. Participating buildings work towards reducing common area energy use by 20%, reducing operating costs and greenhouse emissions.

Successful applicants receive:

  • Energy assessments of common areas, costed recommendations and implementation support
  • Up to $1000 matched funding towards one or more implemented efficiency upgrades
  • A rooftop solar assessment
  • Assessment of water consumption through Sydney Water’s WaterFix program
  • Access to Waverley Council’s apartment recycling resources

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for Building Futures, buildings must be:

  • Strata titled or deposited plan (residential or non-residential)
  • 25+ apartments or commercial lots
  • Located in the Waverley Local Government Area

Applicants are required to:

  • Have an active Strata Committee that can approve and implement recommended energy saving measures and has the financial capacity to do so.
  • Provide written approval to Council from the Strata to participate, allowing access to electricity and water data and permission to participate in a case study, which will be published on the Council website.
  • Nominate a key contact person to liaise with regarding on-site access, building information and implementation solutions.


Although expressions of interest are welcome year-round, applications for the 2024/25 program close 5PM 26 July 2024. Apply online.

The 2024/25 program will run August 2024 until 30 June 2025.

If you have questions before you apply, email with your contact details.