About the partnership

The Better Buildings Partnership was launched by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP on the 30 June 2011 along with founding members;  AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield Office Properties Australia, Charter Hall, City of Sydney, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, DEXUS Property Group, Frasers Property, The GPT Group, Investa Property Group, Lend Lease, Mirvac, Stockland, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology.

These founding members have since been joined by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and TAFE Sydney Institute, by organisations engaged in building and property management Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE, Knight Frank and Colliers International, and by key policy advocates and government departments the Green Building Council of Australia, the Property Council of Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

With the Better Buildings Partnership representing over 50 per cent of the office floor space across Sydney’s CBD, these commercial landlords have an important role to play in improving the energy, water and waste efficiency of Sydney’s existing buildings.

However, landlords face a number of challenges when working to improve the sustainability performance of their buildings. The Partnership therefore aims to develop collaborative solutions and initiatives to overcome these barriers and achieve substantial improvements in the environmental performance of their buildings.

The Better Buildings Partnership is modeled on similar schemes operating successfully in London and in Toronto.

Over the past three years, the London Better Buildings Partnership has developed into a significant force for positive change in the UK and our influence across the commercial property market is growing.

            Keith Bugden Program Director, Better Building Partnership (London)

The Better Building Partnership’s solutions and initiatives are implemented via five technical working groups, each of which focuses on a specific challenge facing the commercial and public sector property industry: energy, water, waste, tenant engagement and benchmarking.

View the BBP Interim Progress Report for 2012-2013