City of Sydney

Case Study: Ecosave Energy Performance Contracting – City of Sydney

Australia’s biggest city saves big on energy and water at 47 retail, commercial and council buildings.

The City of Sydney (the City) is committed to improving its environmental performance under the 2030 Sustainable Sydney vision.

In 2011, the City went to market for a partner to help them meet their vision. Ecosave was awarded the energy performance contract and delivered an Energy and Water Efficiency Retrofit of 47 of the City’s Buildings and Operations, one of the most ambitious of any Australian government.

The energy and water retrofit project, worth $7,129,235, is a key component of the Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan. The city will see improvements to lighting, HVAC, VSD’s, PC power management, occupancy comfort, water saving initiatives, building control systems.

In addition to the project works, Ecosave provided the City of Sydney with monthly energy management services to report on the savings achieved by the project and to identify additional opportunities to optimise energy usage.

All works were implemented using a flexible approach to suit the City of Sydney ‘s requirements and with no disruption to City of Sydney facilities and operations.
The city aim to reduce carbon emissions by 7,000 tonnes per year with energy and water efficiency solutions. With the initiatives implemented by Ecosave the City is 95% on their way to achieving these targets.

I recently met with senior property management and I am pleased to say the feedback was excellent. The team are particularly impressed with Ecosave’s communications and it’s good to see your hard work has paid off

– Steve Castell, Property Division, City of Sydney


Ecosave’s energy efficiency services are integrated energy savings solutions. We adopt a holistic approach to energy conservation measures and incorporate cutting edge technology and techniques. We specialise in energy savings projects for commercial and non-government organisations that are designed to deliver guaranteed savings. We also have deep experience Energy Performance Contracting and government organisations including North Sydney Council, Wagga Wagga Council, Waverely Council, Department of Education, NSW and Queensland Health to name a few.


To find out more about how Ecosave can help your organisation save money and resources, Call 1300 55 77 64 or send us an online request to Book a FREE 30 minute phone consultation.

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