Supporting sustainability

PICA Group is taking steps to create a more sustainable future for our community. We are proud to actively be involved in several national and local initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of apartment buildings.

City of Sydney: Smart Green Apartment Program

Smart Green Apartments – an award-winning program organised by City of Sydney, is helping more than 50 buildings become more energy and water efficient, saving thousands of dollars on running and maintenance costs.

With selection being based on an evaluation of energy and water consumption, size and complexity and the capacity of owners corporations to implement upgrades…PICA Group is excited to be amongst the first in Australia to have a NABERS for Apartment Building rating, and to share in the journey of creating a more sustainable future.

Congrats to the successful participants for the upcoming 2018-2019 program!

61667 Harbour Garden Towers (Robert Quillfeldt, BCS Sydney)
64807 Acacia (Kara Seymour, BCS Sydney)
64038 Oasis Apartments (Dynamic Property Services)
Sydney Park Village (Dynamic Property Services)

NABERS for Apartment Buildings

NABERs for apartment buildings

Based on the energy and water efficiency of a strata building’s common property, NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) for Apartment Buildings grants a rating using a six-star scale. This is calculated using a benchmark that fairly compares the energy and water performance of an apartment building to others in the Australian market.  By having a NABERS rating, it has assisted many buildings save thousands of dollars by becoming more energy and water efficient and save on running and maintenance costs. Don’t miss out – increase your property value with a NABERS for Apartment Buildings rating, enquire about getting a building assessment. To see the many awards which we have won, click here.

Appointment of sustainability ambassador, Tim Jarvis AM

Appointment of Sustainability Ambassador, Tim JarvisPICA Group has partnered with leading environmental scientist and award-winning conservationist Tim Jarvis AM. Most famously known for recreating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic survival journey, Mr Jarvis has taken up a sustainability ambassador role and will be assisting PICA Group in engaging industry and governmental agencies for policy changes to promote greener and more energy efficient residential buildings.

For more information on Mr Jarvis’ appointment click here. To read Mr Jarvis’ article on sustainability in the property sector click here.