As industry leaders, we work closely with government and education institutions to share our expertise and resources to support sustainability and efficiencies to save owners corporations money. We also have our very own team of in-house NABERS for Apartment Buildings assessors and have appointed Tim Jarvis AM as our sustainability ambassador.
We have the expertise and partnerships in place to help achieve sustainability, increase building value, and open doors to potential savings.
Australian-first 100% green solar electricity deal:
PICA Group saves 64 strata buildings $681,000 in annual energy costs
We are thrilled by the NSW government’s recent announcement that it will incentivise the replacement of coal-fired power plants with renewable energy by 2042. PICA Group has already been making significant strides towards a more sustainable future in the strata industry.
64 strata buildings managed under the agreement will switch from existing coal-generated electricity plans to a green solar electricity plan, saving each building up to $60,000 annually and marking a significant reduction in their carbon footprint. This is just one of three exciting energy deals we recently secured, saving a total of 115 buildings more than $1 million in the next year.
And, to watch a personal message from leading environmental scientist and award-winning conservationist Tim Jarvis AM, play the video below.
Empowering you for change
As property owners and residents living in community living spaces, together we have a privileged opportunity to make a difference for our environment. By making the right committee decisions on the role our strata properties or homes have in the broader ecological, social and economic environment, we can enhance community living not only for today but for future generations too.
Supporting sustainability articles
What is the strata industry’s role if Australia is set to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?
Regardless of the debate on either side of the political grandstand, we look at the role that the strata industry can have in creating positive change.
Five ways to boost sustainability for your strata property
Find out how you can make your building greener, save money and enhance community living.
Six tips to save energy at home for a sustainable lifestyle
Climate change and its impact on everyday life continues to be high on the global agenda. PICA Group’s sustainability ambassador, and leading environmental scientist and award-winning conservationist Tim Jarvis AM shares his sustainability tips.
QLD: A sustainable place to call home
Finding a sustainable place to call home has never been more important, and now it looks like Brisbane could become a world leader.
NSW: How supporting sustainability can save your owners corporation money
Many government-backed programs can help reduce energy consumption by 40%, leaving more money in the capital works fund and more money in the pockets of owners.
NSW: The sustainability programs allowing building managers to offer more value
The role of the building manager, much like the strata manager, is continually changing with technology, allowing for better decision making and opportunities to create more efficient properties that will save owners money.
Find out how to support sustainability
You can support sustainability and maximise savings on your utility bills and running costs for your strata property too. To find out more on CommunityGreen and related information, contact us using the form on this page and we’ll be in touch soon.