- When renovating, building, or selecting new premises to lease, aim for a GreenStar certified building. For more information, visit Green Building Council of Australia.
- The Sustainable Property Guide provides the commercial property sector with tools to integrate sustainability into core business activities, including comprehensive step-by-step guidance as well as a range of practical checklists and worksheets.
- Council's Better Buildings Strategy aims to incorporate sustainable building design and operating principles in all of Council’s buildings.
Building upgrade support
Owners of existing commercial buildings may be eligible to receive finance with lower interest rates and longer-term loans through an Environmental Upgrade Agreement. The finance allows owners to make improvements to their property that also have environmental benefits and allows the owner recoup the savings of the improvement from tenants.
Asset upgrade support
Small businesses can save money and energy with accelerated depreciation of sustainable assets. For more information, visit Energy Efficient Council.
Sustainability Mentoring and Training
Sustainability Advantage is a NSW Government program that assists organisations across the state to achieve increased competitiveness and improved bottom lines through better environmental practices. The program offers tools and one-on-one consultant advice on how to improve operational efficiency and integrate sustainability into standard business practices. Visit environment.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Page last updated: 23 May 2019