The Better Buildings Partnership is a leading collaboration of property owners, managers and key influencers that plays a key role in improving the performance and sustainability of existing buildings in the City of Sydney area and across Australia.

The partnership was launched by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore in 2011 along with 14 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, Lendlease, Mirvac, Stockland, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology.

A list of current members can be found here.

With the 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.

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 partnership affects broad market transformation on intractable issues otherwise difficult to champion by individual companies acting in isolation. Our work to date has seen significant progress on issues as diverse as best practice leasing and operational waste to green infrastructure and the waste from tenancy fitout works.

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

The Better Buildings Partnership’s solutions and initiatives are implemented via three technical working groups to undertake and drive specific projects. The current focus areas for the working groups are circular economy, climate positive, and resilient and inclusive buildings and places.