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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 30th June 2011

Sydney business centre owners sign deal to significantly cut carbon emissions

It was announced today that businesses managing 58% of Sydney’s CBD office space aim to significantly cut carbon emissions from their properties.

A total of 13 organisations which make up the Better Buildings Partnership signed the deal yesterday with the City of Sydney in order to reduce the use of energy in their office spaces. Some of the businesses involved include, AMP, Colonial First State Property and GPT Group.

Although there is no definite target, the group aim to help the city cut its emissions output by as much as 70% in 20 years.

Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore said, "Sydney is the most power hungry geographical area in the country and buildings produce nearly a quarter of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions."

Bruce Precious, Sustainability Manager (GPT Group) said, "This critical mass of public and private property owners has the capacity to guide, as well as make, the important decisions to reach a low carbon, sustainable city."


Sydney office owners to cut emissions