Trends: Sydney CBD businesses go 70% green

By ABC By Design

ABC By Design

A look at a new collaboration between landlords in the CBD in Sydney, part of the Sydney Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), an alliance of the City of Sydney and 13 major organisations which collectively own just under 60 per cent -- 58 per cent to be precise -- of Sydney's CBD office space. This is the first time major property owners in Australia have joined forces in this way to develop energy, water and waste systems with the aim of by 2030 having reduced by 70 per cent the CBD carbon emissions. A lofty aim? Or a real do-able collaboration and target?

Guest: Bruce Precious

  • National Sustainability Manager, GPT Group
  • Chair, Sydney Better Buildings Partnership


06 July 2011


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