Sustainability at home

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Have you considered solar for you home, rental, apartment, or business?  

  • Solar for Apartments Program is a Council program for strata apartments.
  • Australian Energy Foundation offer free independent advice and support. 
  • SunSPOT help you calculate how much electricity and money a solar PV system could save your home. Watch the video below for more information about how this tool works. 

Need other resources?

  • Energy Made Easy is a Government website that assists people to find the right energy plan by comparing all the providers.

  • NSW Home Solar Battery Guide helps households interested in buying battery systems.

  • Energy Rating is a Government website which assists people in explaining the star rating program.

  • Energy Rating App is a Government app (downloadable from Google Play or iTunes) which identifies the best light bulbs to replace your incandescent and halogen bulbs and also identifies how much you could save by transitioning to LED or CFL.

  • Department of the Environment & Energy this Government website assists people by allowing a comparison of products.

  • NABERS for apartment buildings program assists in reducing energy use in apartments, and Council recommends that strata committee investigate joining.

The world is turning away from internal combustion engines (ICE) toward electric vehicles (EVs) as a response to climate change and environmental concerns around air quality. 

The City of Canada Bay has adopted a goal of net zero emissions for Council operations by 2030, and to help us achieve our goal we are transitioning our fleet from hybrid to electric vehicles.  

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Council has also adopted a goal of net zero emissions for the community by 2050. There are a number of resources available to help residents reach this goal:

  • The NSW Government's  guide for electric vehicle ready buildings is available here. This website includes information and tools that will guide owners’ corporations, residents, facilities and building managers to preparing their building for electric vehicles through a simple 5-step approach. It also includes a costing tool.
  • The Electric Vehicle Council represents the electric vehicle industry, and their official website offers handy information about EVs. 
  • Australian Electric Vehicle Association is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation dedicated to switching Australia's transport network to electric vehicles. They offer car fact sheets, as well as other information and resources.
  • Watch our Electric Vehicles for Apartments: Part 1 and Electric Vehicles for Apartments: Part 2 webinars presented by Wattblock.
    These webinars were supported by the City of Canada Bay and offer expert information for how residential and mixed-use strata buildings can prepare for electric vehicle charging. Download the presentations from the webinars here: Part 1 and Part 2.  

 

These programs are supported by Council's Environmental Strategy and Emissions Reduction Action Plan, which set out important goals including  achieving net zero emissions from the community by 2050.

Our new Resource Recovery and Waste Strategy is also focused on reducing emissions at home.