Strata buildings demand government support as electric vehicle adoption accelerates
Strata schemes in Queensland can now register to receive a free assessment and roadmap for electric vehicle recharging in their building. Thanks to Griffith University the recently approved City of Sydney grant funded program is now being extended into the sunshine state.
Participant buildings will receive:
- Capacity charge analysis of the main switchboard
- Tailored feasibility assessment for installing electric vehicle recharging
- Solar and battery options to lower carbon emissions
- Opportunity to become a demonstration site for electric vehicle recharging
Strata owners face a number of issues related to electric vehicle recharging, such as who to charge, how to bill, and how to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicles. Due to the high level of interest in this subject, the City of Sydney has provided the grant funding for a limited number of buildings to participate as part of their “Sustainable Sydney 2030” initiative.
According to Lord Mayor Clover Moore, “Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is the most cost effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With more and more residents living in apartments, we are committed to assisting Owners Corporations reduce energy consumption and costs.”
Strata Owners, managers and building managers may register their own contact details rather than a building contact. Provide your contact details via the following registration forms.
The program is being run by Wattblock, specialists in strata building energy assessment services. For further information you can phone 02 9977 1801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Scott Witheridge is co-ordinating the program in Queensland and can be contacted on 0407 012 034.
A limited number of buildings (initially 20) will be selected for a fully funded deep dive assessment based on a screening process to ensure a representative sample.
The program is currently limited to the City of Sydney and Queensland. However, buildings that register from the broader NSW region and other states may still be eligible to receive information and study results. Contact Wattblock if you would like to discuss opportunities in other states.
This article was contributed by Ross McIntyre Chief Data Officer – Wattblock. Winner of SCA Innovation of the Year, Wattblock specialises in low cost energy assessments and energy management strategies for strata buildings.