Trigeneration technology could drastically reduce buildings’ carbon footprints

Sydney City Council has revealed an ambitious scheme to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 through what’s known as “trigeneration” – a process which uses carbon efficient natural gas and utilises energy more efficiently than grid-delivered electricity.

The Council’s energy plan, which will create clusters of buildings with low-carbon electricity, heating and cooling, promises a city-wide trigeneration network to supply non-council buildings. Cogeneration and trigeneration technologies make buildings more energy efficient and and lower tenant energy bills, attracting higher quality tenants and ultimately adding to the capital value of the property.

According to estimates, if the rest of Australia’s capital cities signed up to similar schemes, we could save up to 540 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in the next 20 years.

Read more about the process here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/on-site-power-a-winner/story-e6frg9gx-1226077078709

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