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Jul, 2015

Solar Suitability Analysis for the Better Buildings Partnership

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Epho is selected by the City of Sydney to carry out Solar Suitability Analysis for the Better Buildings Partnership

(Sydney, June 2015) Epho Pty Ltd, a leading developer of turn-key commercial solar power systems and engineering consulting firm for businesses across Australia, has secured the contract to assess the suitability for solar power of about 60 commercial and public sector buildings for the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP, http://www.betterbuildingspartnership.com.au/ ) across the City of Sydney. The BBP represents a number of Sydney’s leading commercial and public sector landlords, including founding members; AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield Office Properties Australia, Charter Hall, City of Sydney, DEXUS Property Group, Frasers Property, The GPT Group, Investa Property Group, Lend Lease, Mirvac, Stockland, University of Sydney, and University of Technology, Sydney. The assessment provided by Epho will help the BBP to achieve its objective of collaboratively improving the sustainability of Sydney’s commercial and public sector buildings.

Dr Oliver Hartley, Managing Director of Epho explains, “Epho will provide the solid analytical review of the suitability of BBP’s building stock for solar systems. Our work will show how much solar power can sensibly be installed on these buildings and how much it will contribute in terms of power savings taking issues like localised shading from neighboring high-rise buildings, future development such as Barangaroo, roof access and other constraints into consideration. Our analysis will help the decision makers of the BBP members to understand the impact of electricity savings that solar power can make on their buildings. We are excited about the opportunity to work with some of the most progressive landlords in Australia.”

“The BBP sets a great example on just how much can be achieved when we all work together,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“Over half our city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial buildings, so it’s important that governments and businesses work together to reduce their environmental impact.

“We look forward to exploring the scope for solar installations across the BBP’s buildings to continue to slash emissions in the heart of our city.”

Some results of the study will be shared in the near future.