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New national program aims to enhance energy efficiency of Australian apartment buildings

National Geographic NewsWatch
Thu, 2013-06-27

This month, an innovative new program, Smart Blocks, was launched in two Australian C40 cities, Melbourne and Sydney. Smart Blocks is a national program designed to help apartment owners and their managers save money by improving energy efficiency in apartment buildings. The opportunity for savings is significant, with energy audits showing that on average owners corporations — bodies which collectively manage the common property of a residential, commercial, retail, industrial or mixed-use property development — can reduce their power bills by up to 30 percent.