Who will supply the future?

Transitioning to the future

Much of the essential infrastructure in our cities today was built a century ago.

It is ageing and costly to maintain and will struggle to meet the demands of population growth, climate change and community expectations for more liveable, green connected cities.

To meet these challenges cities are transitioning to a low carbon future. They are looking to create resilient communities, future-proof facilities and infrastructure, reduce redundancy, remove costs and embed sustainable innovations such as district heating and cooling systems, electric vehicles, micro grids, recycled water and solar.

Self sufficient communities

Local sustainable infrastructure

This new infrastructure approach is creating sustainable self-sufficient precincts that use locally produced water and energy, reducing development costs and keeping the benefits within the community.

Using recycled water is 50 - 70% more efficient than existing centralised utility service models.

Local trigeneration can achieve 90% efficiency compared to 40% for traditional energy production

The efficiency of local water and energy production reduces costs and improves environmental outcomes upfront and over time.

Precincts rather than buildings can achieve the economies of scale to save on space and redundancy requirements for essential services like energy, water, telecommunications and mobility.

The opportunity

Technology is no longer a barrier. Proven solutions that reduce the scale, environmental impact and size of our utilities is available today.

This approach is also speeding up land release by providing fast, affordable, adaptable local infrastructure. It is reducing capital investment on infrastructure and network upgrades by 40 percent, while reducing land holding costs.

So what are we waiting for?

It is time to create green futures for our neighbourhoods.

Central Park

At Central Park in Chippendale, Sydney - the central thermal plant reduces the space required for hot water, air conditioning and energy supply by 60%.

For example, instead of 13 individual back up energy systems, only two are required delivering a 100 percent redundancy.

Space savings translate to an improved rate of return for developers and a smaller carbon footprint. This self-sufficent neighbourhood meets regulatory requirements for operational redundancy. It is also producing the highest quality recycled water.

Central Park precinct is a national and internationally award-winning sustainable precinct.

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