City of Sydney: working with business and green finance, improving energy efficiency
The City of Sydney has signed a $1.2 million Environmental Upgrade Agreement to transform the energy efficiency of a landmark commercial office building in Surry Hills.
The agreement will fund a complete upgrade including lighting and air conditioning systems for the Readers Digest Building in Surry Hills and is expected to slash base building energy use by around 60 per cent.
The EUA is signed by The City of Sydney, Eureka Environmental Upgrade Finance and the building owner, Intrasia Oxley (RDB) Pty Ltd. It was made possible by changes to the Local Government Act to encourage building upgrades. More...
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