Supporting sustainability

PICA Group is taking steps to create a more sustainable future for our community. We are proud to actively be involved in several national and local initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of apartment buildings.

City of Sydney: Smart Green Apartment Program

PICA Group has engaged with the City of Sydney Council and currently have seven buildings under assessment in the Smart Green Apartment Program. Introduced in 2016 the program assess building to make them more energy and water efficient.

For more information on the program click here.

NABERS for Apartment Buildings

NABERs for apartment buildingsThe National Australian Built Environment Rating System or NABERS is a government program that provides operational performance ratings for commercial buildings. NABERS has begun developing NABERS for Apartment Buildings, to create a similar ratings system for apartments. PICA Group has provided NABERS for Apartment Buildings with 50 data sets to aid in the design process. PICA Group managed buildings will be amongst the first in Australia to have a NABERS for Apartment Buildings rating.

For more information on the program click here.

Appointment of sustainability ambassador, Tim Jarvis AM

Appointment of Sustainability Ambassador, Tim JarvisPICA Group has partnered with leading environmental scientist and award-winning conservationist Tim Jarvis AM. Most famously known for recreating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic survival journey, Mr Jarvis has taken up a sustainability ambassador role and will be assisting PICA Group in engaging industry and governmental agencies for policy changes to promote greener and more energy efficient residential buildings.

For more information on Mr Jarvis’ appointment click here. To read Mr Jarvis’ article on sustainability in the property sector click here.