About Smart Blocks
Smart Blocks is a national program helping apartment owners and their managers to improve the energy efficiency of common property in apartment buildings.
These days, many of us city dwellers live up near the clouds, scraping the sky in high-rise apartments.
Yet apartment buildings are notorious energy guzzlers. On average, residents of high and medium density blocks use 25 per cent more energy than those in detached dwellings. Up to half of this energy use comes from common areas like hallways, car parks and swimming pools.
Saving energy in these common areas makes sense – but it's not always easy to know where to start.
Smart Blocks cuts through the fog, with expert advice specific to your State or Territory so you can achieve smarter and more efficient outcomes for your building. Read more
Smart Blocks is currently owned and managed by City of Melbourne and City of Sydney.
The program was initially developed as a partnership between Strata Community Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne, Owners Corporation Network of Australia and Green Strata, with funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.
Our community partners
The program would not be possible without the expertise, creativity and community support provided by our many partners.
Subject Matter Experts
Our invaluable Subject Matter Experts have worked to assist the Smart Blocks team to publish the most accurate, independant and up-to-date information about energy efficiency and strata processes from a national perspective.
- Adjunct Professor Alan Pears AM, Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd
- Brett Earle, Strata Data Group
- Chiara Pacifici, Green Gurus
- Michael Steele, Stratatas
- Martin Harris and Russell Caird, Ausgrid
- Grant Mifsud, Archers Body Corporate Management
- David McGlashan, Facility Management Victoria Pty Ltd
- David Malicki and Bill Liu, Energy Saver program, Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
- Sharon Lameris, Sandy Papalia, and Katrin Schmidt, Strata Community Australia
- Warren Overton, Viridis
- Damien Moyse and Andrew Reddaway, Alternative Technology Association
- Chandra Sundareswaran, Positive Charge