HIGH-RISE SAVINGS FOR NEW WATERWISE OFFICES

HIGH-RISE SAVINGS FOR NEW WATERWISE OFFICES
  • Four Perth office buildings the latest to be recognised for Waterwise excellence
  • More than 60 million litres of water to be saved by Waterwise offices

Eleven Perth office buildings will save more than 60 million litres of water, or 1,428 backyard swimming pools, each year through the Waterwise Office Program run by the State Government through the Water Corporation.

Speaking on World Water Day, Water Minister Mia Davies said it was perfect timing to recognise four new office towers for achieving official Waterwise status through the program.

“It is great to see the building owners and managers of WA Police headquarters at 2 Adelaide Terrace, Brookfield Place at 125 St Georges Terrace, QV1 at 250 St Georges Terrace and 197 St Georges Terrace committed to the Waterwise Office Program,” Ms Davies said.

“The managers of these buildings have made significant improvements to water efficiency by installing low-flush toilets, minimising water used on gardens, improved use of air-conditioning systems and educating their employees on Waterwise practices.

“There are now 11 endorsed Waterwise offices across the Perth CBD and the waterwise improvements they have each made will save precious water in our drying climate.”

The program is run by the corporation in partnership with the Property Council of Australia and the City of Perth to help office building owners and tenants save water.

“Office buildings in the CBD, West Perth and East Perth use more than 1.5 billion litres of water every year – that’s the same amount that could supply about 6,000 households a year,” the Minister said.

“I encourage all eligible office buildings to join the program and demonstrate their commitment to saving water in our great city.”

For more information about the program, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au

Fact File

  • Previously endorsed Waterwise offices include Dumas House, Council House, John Tonkin Water Centre, Albert Facey House, 1 Adelaide Terrace, 100 St Georges Terrace and 151 Royal Street
  • The Waterwise Office Program is voluntary and provides resources, education and recognition to owners and managers of buildings that commit to saving water
  • Office buildings with a net lettable area greater than 5,000sqm are eligible to participate
  • Non-residential water use accounts for 26% of total water use across the State

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