05 Mar '12, 1am

People Power in Green Buildings: A new public insight into daily energy monitoring

An Australian-made demonstration of how to cut commercial buildings’ energy use by providing building managers with timely energy performance information is now live on the web. Pulse , a new digital tool, hosted by Green Buildings Alive updates in near real-time, providing insight into real Australian office buildings in unprecedented detail. Australian energy prices have soared in recent years, up to 83% over five years to 2013 in Sydney CBD. [i] To meet our stated greenhouse emission reduction targets Australia needs to cut 80% of greenhouse gases by 2050[ii] , and a significant proportion is expected to come from the built environment. While a few landmark ‘green’ developments are built each year, there are thousands of office towers which urgently need to go greener by cutting power use. “City office workers probably don’t often think about the people running the buil...

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