We help strata across Sydney reduce energy, water and save money.

Sustainability Now has been specialising in energy and water efficiency for strata since 2009 and, in that time, we have worked with over 230 buildings to undertake energy and water audits or implement energy and water efficiency upgrades.

Energy Efficiency

The first step in an energy efficiency analysis is an energy audit to determine where energy is being used and how it can most effectively be reduced.

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Water Efficiency

Water consumption is difficult to monitor as bills are typically only issued every quarter by water authorities. This means that you could have a serious leak that isn’t identified for up to 3 months.

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Project Management

Sustainability Now can manage your energy efficiency projects using our wide network of specialist contractors and consultants from technical specification, through to contractor supervision.

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What our clients say

“I have worked with Ethan Burns & Sustainability Now in my capacity as a strata manager at residential and commercial schemes over the past several years. Ethan has not failed to impress me at any stage with his reporting, tendering or management of works in relation to energy efficiency (and more recently water use). I do not hesitate to recommend Ethan to clients for his independent advice, which is integral in these energy-saving projects. I look forward to continuing to refer Ethan to clients in years to come as there’s always ways in which he can recommend to improve efficiency and/or save money.”
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Andrew Terrell, Senior Strata Manager , Wellman Strata – 225 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW
“Ethan carried out an Energy Audit on the 164 apartment complex and recommended 11 cost saving initiatives. All common areas of the complex, including basement garage, fire stairs, garbage and compactor rooms, and 6 lifts, have undergone one of Ethan’s recommended initiatives to operate more cost effectively and efficiently. During the past 3 and 1/2 years Capella has implemented all 11 initiatives and more, conservatively saving the Owners Corporation well in excess of a 6 figures sum on energy bills.”
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Deborah Chowns, Building Manager, Capella – Strata Plan 77938, 101-107 Doncaster Avenue, Kensignton NSW
“Ethan Burns and his company, Sustainability Now was chosen to assist in identifying ways to reduce our energy consumption and associated costs and we have had an ongoing relationship with him since. In short, the Palladium is delighted to have an ongoing relationship with Mr Burns. We greatly appreciate his knowledge and experience, his willingness to work through issues with us and explain them to us in plain English. His reports are consistently well written and presented. And easy to understand.”
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Ron Shaw, Chairperson, The Palladium – Strata Plan 61131, 102 Miller Street, Pyrmont NSW
“Partnering with Sustainability Now was crucial in ensuring success for our strata plan’s efficient lighting project. Using their expertise we managed to specify the exact requirements, remove all ambiguity from suppliers’ quotes and get the best price. It significantly reduced work for the Owners Corporation and allowed the Executive Committee to make an easy decision. They also identified additional information like warranty and replacement parts cost that we would not have considered. I strongly recommend using their services as their involvement saved us money and time and ensured we have a quality and sustainable solution in place.”
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Miladin Milic, Executive Committee Chairman, Arc – Strata Plan 71327, 30 Gadigal Avenue, Zetland NSW