Vertical communities are an emerging approach to sustainability in commercial buildings.
A vertical community is formed when a whole commercial building, with different tenants on different floors, work together to achieve common sustainability goals that improve the occupants’ overall experience of the building. A vertical community can be fostered in any multi-storey building, including strata managed commercial buildings, and can be done in collaboration with the CitySwitch Green Office program.
With a structure and approach in place, the community can address a number of building occupancy issues and opportunities, including improved performance in relation to energy, water, recycling, security, wellbeing and more. The whole process celebrates achievements and fosters a culture of co-creation. The community approach fosters relationships between building owners, building manager and tenants, creating tangible benefits for each.
New: toolkit for fostering vertical communities
CitySwitch has compiled a new toolkit based on the real experience of commercial building owners and managers. Learn more and download toolkit on fostering vertical communities.