Greening our buildings and streets

To adapt to the increasing heat and weather impacts of climate change we will need to rethink the way we design, construct, maintain and use our buildings, homes and gardens.  We can be smarter about how we use energy by adopting new and cleaner technologies to reduce our impact on the environment and save some money in the process.

We are changing the way we plan streetscapes and the way we use natural shade to aid in cooling.  For information on how we are planning to achieve this view the Green City Strategic Management Plan (1.3Mb).

Green Buildings Initiative
Birdseye view of the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre showing solar panels

Solar panels

Energy saving advice
Dials labelled Kilowatt Hours