Retrofit : Volume 6 Issue 1 2017
2 • RETROFIT AUSTRALIA • VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1 | 2017 | News Energy efficiency leaders applauded at National Energy Efficiency Industry Awards 2016 Corporate leadership, individual excellence and energy efficiency innovation were awarded at the National Energy Efficiency Industry Awards 2016. Hosted by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), the award winners were announced at the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016 Gala Dinner in Sydney in November. Winners include the following projects: Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project 2016 Winner: Parmalat and Minus40 Best Energy Efficiency Innovation 2016 Winner: Chamaeleon III, by enLighten Australia Best Energy Savings Program 2016 Winner: Energy Efficient Office Buildings, Sustainability Victoria Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project 2016 Winner: 171 Collins Street, CBUS Property, Charter Hall & Knight Frank. Read more about the awards at www.eec.org.au. NEWS Melbourne and Sydney recognised for world-leading program The prestigious C40 Cities Awards has named the City of Sydney and the City of Melbourne winners of the Building Energy Efficiency category at a gala ceremony in Mexico City. C40, one of the world’s leading climate change action organisations, holds the awards to recognise the innovation of cities worldwide to reduce carbon emissions. The awards celebrate best practices by the world’s cities, highlighting outstanding performances achieved in challenging environments. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore accepted the award with the City of Melbourne’s Director of Strategy and Place, Kate Vinot, in Mexico City. In a field that included strong entrants from San Francisco and Guangzhou, Sydney and Melbourne were recognised for their CitySwitch Green Office program: a service that helps commercial office-based businesses to improve their energy and waste efficiency. For more information, go to www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Competition to run innovative Smart Blocks apartment program With the apartment sector still booming, the award-winning Smart Blocks program, which helps apartment owners and managers to improve the energy efficiency in their buildings, is looking for a new home. The City of Melbourne and the City of Sydney are running a competitive process to find a progressive, imaginative organisation to adopt Smart Blocks and evolve it into an independent profit-for-purpose or not-for-profit enterprise. City of Melbourne Deputy Lord Mayor Arron Wood says that the changes will allow the program to deliver even more to improve sustainability within the common areas of apartment buildings. Find out more at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au.
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