How to convince your apartment strata to go solar

With the federal government dragging its feet on legislating to reduce carbon emissions, many Australians are decreasing their individual carbon footprints, changing their lifestyles and even their homes to become more sustainable.

Installing solar panels, solar hot water systems and rain tanks is relatively straightforward on detached houses, but the increasing number of apartment dwellers is posing new challenges for sustainable living.

Peter Newman, professor of sustainability at Curtin University, says making apartment buildings sustainable is now “an issue of how, rather than why … It’s something we have to do. It’s no longer a choice.”

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