The Better Buildings Partnership members

21 October 2013 — Sydney’s Better Buildings Partnership has delivered a 31 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, according to its newly released annual report.

The reductions have exceeded the target of 24 per cent reductions compared to the 2005-06 baseline.

The emissions intensity of BBP members’ buildings was 88kg of CO2 equivalent a square metre, compared with 151kg CO2-e a sq m for an average building.

In all, the BBP’s work has saved 94,000 tonnes of CO2-e from being released and saved $25 million, the report states.

“It is a pleasure to present this first annual report of the Better Buildings Partnership,” said BBP’s inaugural chair Bruce Precious, who has now been succeeded by AMP Capital’s Emyln Keane and Mirvac’s Paul Edwards.

“It documents a remarkably successful start-up period, clearly demonstrating the generous contribution of every member and the sincere intent of the major property owners in Sydney to be leaders in the transition of Sydney as a sustainable city.”

Read the full report.