To adapt to the increasing heat and weather impacts of climate change we 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.
The Green Buildings Initiative is an ongoing program to ‘green’ Council buildings. The program will reduce energy and water use, waste and greenhouse gas emissions from all council owned buildings over time and is an integral part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.
Building Upgrade Finance (BUF) is available to building owners for non-residential buildings to fund environmental improvements and for restoration and upgrades of heritage buildings. An agreement between the building owner, finance provider and council is entered into. BUF is secured by the property rather than the building owner allowing financiers to offer attractive loan terms. Find out more about Building Upgrade Finance.
Visit our Green Hub demonstration sites to see the changes we’ve made and transfer these ideas back to your home or business.