WA Minister for Water, Mia Davies, has congratulated seven office towers in Perth on becoming the first to achieve waterwise status as part of Perth’s new Waterwise Office Program.
Together, they are set to save 43 million litres of water per year.
The accredited offices are Albert Facey House, Council House, Dumas House, the John Tonkin Water Centre, 1 Adelaide Terrace, 151 Royal Street, and 100 St Georges Terrace.
All seven buildings have achieved high rise savings by implementing water saving measures, including low flush toilets and waterless urinals, minimal water use on garden areas, and improved management of air-conditioning systems.
“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,” Ms Davies said.
“Often we focus on what households can do to save water, but it’s important for businesses to also do their bit and this program shows them how. Combined, it is expected that the seven buildings will save around 43 million litres of water a year with the steps they have taken, which is a great result.”
The program provides building owners and managers with a tool to assess water use in their buildings and to identify and implement changes to create water savings.
“It also illustrates the property sector’s commitment to our State’s water future and I look forward to many more offices enrolling in the program and being recognised in the future,” the Minister said.
The Waterwise Office Program is run by the Water Corporation in partnership with the Property Council of Australia and City of Perth to help office building owners and tenants save water.