Your lawyers since 1722

5.1m inhabitants
Humid subtropical climate

Member of Green Building Council Australia

Existing / Planned Regulations & Roadmaps

Collaborate with industry and State Government to develop a pathway for the City’s planning controls to be strengthened over time to deliver net zero building standards
A member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) advocating for net zero trajectory in the Australian Building code (National Construction Code)
Advocate for national and state policies to develop net zero building codes, electrification and 100% renewable electricity supply
Sustainable Sydney 2050, to be completed in 2019, will develop pathways to net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors of the economy, including buildings
Committed to be a net zero community by 2050
Supporting incentives and programs include: rebates, a ‘solar concierge’ service, Mayor’s Challenge, and partnering with the local energy network provider to facilitate renewables installation in the local area

Municipal Buildings

City of Sydney has been carbon neutral in its operations since 2007
Certified by the National Carbon Offset Standard in 2011
Environmental Strategy and Action Plan provides detail on the various initiatives via “waterfall charts”, planned to achieve the 2021 and 2030 energy efficiency, emission reductions goals and renewable energy target
Sustainability Management and Reporting Tool (SMART), which manages data for energy and emissions as well as water and waste
Carbon neutrality includes stationary energy, onsite fuels, waste and refrigerant emissions from buildings through measurement, improved efficiency, onsite renewable energy and accredited offsets
The City has a carbon budget for its asset portfolio, targets for particular asset clusters, allocated responsibilities and a reporting framework to monitor and report on our progress through our publicly available bi-annual ‘Green Report’

Further information

Environmental Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2021
City of Sydney Carbon Neutral