The driving force behind everything we do at the City is Sustainable Sydney 2030; our plans to create a smarter, more sustainable Sydney. We’ve set a bold target to reduce carbon emissions by 70 per cent (on 2006 levels) by 2030 and we took a big leap towards meeting that target this month.
The City and Cogent Energy (a subsidiary of Origin) have signed a major agreement to power Sydney’s buildings with low-carbon energy systems. These highly efficient and low-pollution energy systems are called trigeneration and they provide power, heating and cooling to buildings. Head spinning yet? Then take 90 seconds to see what they’re all about here.
Under this new agreement, Cogent will install a trigen network to council and privately owned buildings in four low-carbon zones across central Sydney: city north (Martin Place/George Street), city south (Sydney Town Hall), Pyrmont/Ultimo and Green Square. These systems are more than twice as energy efficient as coal-fired power stations and reduce carbon emissions by up to 60 per cent for city buildings.
Want to know more about trigeneration? Visit greeninfrastructure.net.au