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The Low Energy High Rise Project



The Warren Centre at the University of Sydney


The Low Energy High Rise (LEHR) project was an industry research and capacity building project hosted by the Warren Centre at the University of Sydney. It involved the leading commercial property owners and real estate services providers in Australia working together to progress the uptake of energy efficiency initiatives in the commercial building sector.

​Sustainable Business was a Platinum Sponsor of LEHR Stage 2. Patrick Crittenden was also a member of the project steering committee and provided advice on the structural design of the materials and tools that were developed through the project.



In LEHR Stage 1, a survey was conducted that highlighted significant low and no cost opportunities to reduce energy use in Australia’s commercial building stock through improved management practices.

In LEHR Stage 2, materials and tools were developed to support the implementation of five key initiatives in buildings (as identified in Stage 1) to deliver low and no cost energy efficiency savings. The key initiatives are: improved management; monitoring and reporting; implementation of fundamental technical initiatives; improved tenant fit out; and, training.


Key documents from Stage 1, including the Research Survey and Suite of Initiatives Report, can be downloaded here.


Silver Sponsors

Colliers International


Griffith Hack


City of Melbourne

City of Sydney

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Bronze Sponsors

Kador Group

Low Energy Supplies and Services


Project Participant

Queensland Dept of Environment and Resource Management

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