Building Futures

Registrations are now open for Building Futures Round 5

    Building Futures is a free Council program to help larger strata buildings (35+ units) save money on their energy and water bills and improve environmental performance. Participating buildings work towards reducing common area energy use by 15%, reducing operating costs and carbon emissions.

    We are seeking 5 new local strata buildings to participate in this award-winning program that supports Waverley’s Net Zero goals.

Participating buildings receive FREE:

  • Energy assessments of common areas, costed recommendations & implementation support
  • Up to $1000 matched funding towards one or more recommended efficiency upgrades that your Strata Committee implements
  • A rooftop solar assessment
  • Access to Sydney Water’s WaterFIX program for high-water users
  • Access to Waverley Council’s Apartment Recycling Improvement Program

What’s involved?

We will need from you:

  • A Strata Committee that can approve and implement recommended energy and money saving measures and has financial capacity to do so
  • Written approval to participate, allow access to electricity and water data and participate in a case study
  • A key contact person to liaise with on-site access, building information and implementation solutions.

Apply here

Applications close Thursday 1st September at 5pm.

*Before you start: You will be asked to enter a recent building's common area electricity bill and Strata Plan number, so it can be useful to get these before completing the form.

BUT wait, there’s more…

Council is also offering up to five grants to buildings who have previously participated in the Building Futures or Solar my Strata programs to implement an energy saving or renewable energy project before June 2023.

Participating buildings receive for FREE:

  • Implementation support to help gather and assess quotes for previously identified Building Upgrades; and
  • Up to $1000 matched funding for an LED lighting upgrade; or
  • Matched funding of $100/kW for the installation of solar PV for common areas (up to $3000 total).

Please note: Grants will be awarded based on the likelihood of success of the project proceeding within the given timeframe.

Apply here

Applications close Thursday 1st September at 5pm.

For more information

For more information or to ask a question, contact Rachel O’Leary, Program Coordinator on 02 9083 8150 or

All works will be managed in a COVID-safe manner, in accordance with all relevant  NSW Public Health Orders.

Further resources

A total of 35 apartment buildings have already participated in previous rounds of Building Futures. Collectively these buildings have achieved an average energy saving of 23%, saved thousands of dollars per year on their energy and water bills and reduced their climate impact.

Check out the below case studies from successful buildings:

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