Sustainable Apartment Living: SOCs & Blocks Round 3
Source: Port Philip EcoCentre
SOCs & Blocks (short for Sustainable Owners Corporations and Apartment Blocks) is a program to encourage the uptake of sustainable technology and practices in the operation of apartment buildings in the City of Port Phillip.
Through this program, Council works with owner’s corporations (formerly called body corporates) to increase the energy and water efficiency of common areas and common services, as well as improving the level of diversion of waste from landfill and the uptake of sustainable transport through improvement of facilities improvement and education. The central plank of the program involves council engaging a consultant to undertake a sustainability assessment of the participating buildings. The ultimate aim is to reduce the environmental footprint of participating apartment blocks. Council’s Toward Zero Sustainable Environment Strategy indicates that council will work with the community to reduce energy and water consumption, and this program works toward the goals in that strategy.
The third round of SOCs and Blocks is now OPEN so please register your interest by Friday 9 December 2011.
This program is FREE to join and the sustainability assessment of your block is also FREE.
Read more about the program, including participant experiences and registration details.