Building Futures

Building Futures is a free Council program aiming to help selected larger strata buildings (35+ units) save money on their energy and water bills and to improve environmental performance.

We work hand-in-hand with participating buildings to easily identify and implement cost-effective solutions that:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce common area energy use
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce water use
  • Improve waste management

Participating buildings receive FREE:

  • Expert energy assessments of common areas
  • Costed upgrade recommendations
  • Solar power screening to identify buildings with good potential for rooftop solar power
  • Project management and implementation support
  • Access to Sydney Water’s WaterFIX program for high-water users
  • Access to Waverley Council’s Apartment Recycling Improvement Program
  • Recognition and promotion of participation in the program
  • Learning & knowledge-sharing opportunities

All participating buildings will work towards a shared energy goal: reduce common property energy by 15%. All works this round will be carried out in a Covid-safe manner in adherence to NSW Public Health Orders.

Building Futures Round 4

Council is currently working with five strata buildings in Round 4 of the Building Futures Program, including:

  • Harley Place, Oxford St, Bondi Junction
  • Genoa Apartments, Ebley St, Bondi Junction
  • Harbourview Apartments, Oxford St, Bondi Junction
  • Ascot Court, Ocean St, North Bondi
  • 33 Ocean St, North Bondi

Further resources

A total of 30 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:

For more information on strata living:

Water savings in apartment buildings:

On Solar Power for Apartment Buildings (June 2020 webinar) visit:

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