High Life Expo 2016

Around 26% of Yarra residents live in high density housing - about 30,000 people. On average, these types of dwellings use 25 per cent more energy than those in detached houses.

Around 26% of Yarra residents live in high density housing - about 30,000 people. On average, these types of dwellings use 25 per cent more energy than those in detached houses.

Frustratingly, this figure can seem beyond the control of residents with a large portion of energy used in common areas like hallways and car parks. It's energy that makes sense to save, with measures such as switching to energy efficient lighting, installing solar panels, tweaking heating and hot water systems and retrofitting carbon sensors to car park ventilation systems potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars each year. But the process can seem daunting; residents are faced with navigating a maze of strata and negotiations with neighbours to make a real impact on emissions.

Smart Blocks

This is where Smart Blocks comes in. Currently owned and managed by the City of Melbourne and the City of Sydney, Smart Blocks is an online tool that provides expert guidance and helps apartment owners and their managers improve the energy efficiency of common property in apartment buildings. 

High Life Expo

This year, Smart Blocks is bringing you High Life - a Supplier Expo presented by ATA along with an exciting Interactive Program. It's a one stop-shop for all you need to know about cuttings costs and emissions in your apartment building and how to go about it. Hear from technical experts about energy efficient lighting; solar electricity; waste and recycling; pools and water systems; heating, cooling and ventilation solutions; gardening in small spaces; and importantly - navigating the complexities of strata.

Who should attend?

Apartment and renters owners located in City of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Moonee Valley and Yarra. Owners corporation managers and facility managers are also encouraged to attend.

When: 5:30pm -9:00pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Where: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

How much: FREE - RSVP is essential as places are limited. RSVP here.