City of Melbourne’s new smart blocks energy rebate program
June 6, 2014
The Smart Blocks initiative supports the City of Melbourne’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2020. Currently, 80 per cent of dwellings in the City of Melbourne are apartments and the population of the city is predicted to double by 2031.
Studies have found that apartments in mid rise and high rise buildings consume 25 per cent more energy than detached dwellings, and almost half that energy consumption occurs in common areas including foyers, corridors, pools, gyms and car parks. The Smart Blocks program will help apartment owners and managers make Melbourne a more sustainable city, one block at a time.