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Sydney businesses make huge savings by cutting emissions

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Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, has announced that city’s top commercial landlords have cut 45 percent of their emissions since 2006, saving US$21 million a year. The Sydney-led Better Buildings Partnership includes the major landlords and property managers of more than half of the city centre’s commercial office floor space. Members of the Better Buildings Partnership have improved the overall sustainability performance of their buildings through measures such as building system upgrades, improved facilities management and green infrastructure including locally produced tri-generation, low carbon energy and recycled water networks. Over half of Sydney’s greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial office buildings, highlighting the importance of reducing their overall environmental impact.

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