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Looking up the facade of office buildings in a cityEnergy Efficient Office Buildings: Transforming the mid-tier sector

The Energy Efficient Office Buildings research program report demonstrated that energy savings of up to 29% can be achieved across the mid-tier office building sector, via building tuning and cost effective energy efficiency measures.

It showed that improving the energy efficiency of Victoria’s older commercial buildings could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 540,000 tonnes a year, the equivalent of taking 135,000 cars off the road.

It found investing in energy efficiency delivered a return for building owners after three years and reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

Twenty buildings of various sizes in Melbourne’s CBD, suburbs, and regional Victoria and built between 1960 and 2000 took part in the three year program.

Cover - Energy Efficient Office Buildings Nov 2016

Energy Efficient Office Buildings

This report summarises the findings of SV’s Energy Efficient Office Buildings (EEOB) program, which was designed to assist owners of mid-tier commercial office buildings to reduce costs and environmental impacts via improved energy efficiency.

Mid Tier Research: The Next Wave

The Next Wave Report details the size, impact and retrofitting opportunities that exist among the non-premium, mid-tier end of the commercial office building sector in Victoria.

The report was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria and completed by Davis Langdon Australia.

Key findings include:

  • Buildings in the B, C and D grades represent 80% of the City of Melbourne office market
  • Buildings constructed between 1960 and 1999 would yield the most success from a targeted performance-based building retrofit scheme, due to the large numbers of these buildings spread across CBD, metropolitan and regional areas and the typical upgrade cycles of mechanical equipment

Cover - EEOB The Next Wave Report 2013

Energy Efficient Office Buildings - The next wave

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria.

Cover - EEOB The Next Wave Summary Report 2013

Energy Efficient Buildings - Next wave summary

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria.