5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Here are five new developments across Australia implementing sustainable water and energy-efficient features into their buildings

Ground floor bike workshop at 249QP
Ground floor bike workshop at 249QP

As many developers commit to creating sustainable developments, environmentally-conscious property buyers are spoilt for choice.

Finding green and energy-efficient housing not only reduces your carbon footprint but also helps you lower your bills.

Here are five new developments across Australia implementing sustainable water and energy-efficient features into their buildings and providing residents with facilities to alleviate their car dependency.

1. Daracombe
7 Daracombe Avenue, Kew VIC 3101

 5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020  5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Situated in Melbourne’s inner-East, Daracombe offers residents the opportunity to save 30 per cent on their utility bills thanks to their sustainability features.

Designed by Conrad Architects, these apartments include sustainable features such as:

•      LED lighting
•      Full-height double glazed windows
•      Rain water harvesting
•      Cross-flow ventilation
•      Six-star energy rated appliances

the residence offers 18 residences in two and three-bedroom configurations, featuring fringed greenery, natural tavertine stone and oak floors. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments start from $975,000.

2. Salt Townhomes
85 Grossmans Road, Torquay VIC 3228

 5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Salt Townhomes offers residents sustainable living amongst the Surf Coast lifestyle with 50 three and four-bedroom townhouses available within the project. Every home at Salt enjoys a private rear garden and landscaped tree-lined streets. 

“With an average 7.5 star energy rated design that boasts natural materials, double glazing and solar panels, these Townhomes are proving to be a very popular choice for those looking to enjoy the Surf Coast lifestyle", said Salt's sales consultant Sam Parsons. 

These apartments offer sustainable features such as: 

•      Natural materials
•      Rear garden
•      Double glazed windows
•      Solar PV panels

3. Tullamore by Mirvac
47 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

 5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Located on Doncaster Road, Tullamore offers residents sustainable living from an entry price point of $400,000 at their Folia apartments development. Folia offers 102 one, two and three-bedroom configurations. 

The development has achieved a six-leaf EnviroDevelopment accreditation, the highest available in Australia. Its sustainable features include: 

•      A 70kWh solar panel array
•      20 per cent of open land remains green
•      Integrated water management plan
•      Renewable energy and battery storage
•      Option to include a Tesla Powerwall II battery

4. Ed.Square
Cnr Soliders Pde and Campbelltown Road, Edmondson Park NSW 2174

 5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Located in Sydney’s south-west suburb of Edmonson Park, Ed.Square is Fraser Property’s new net zero energy demand home project which Is set to produce more energy than they consume.

The balanced energy homes went on sale last month and will save residents up to 43 per cent of their energy costs. Its sustainable features include:

•      LED lighting
•      Roof insulation
•      Electric boosted solar hot water
•      Low-e glazed windows
•      Ground source heat pump space conditioning
•      4kW of solar PV
•      No gas

Ed.Square is located within convenient access to an array of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities, with entry-prices for the development as low as $490,000 for a one-bedroom residence.

5. 249QP
249 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

 5 new sustainable developments for the environmentally-conscious buyer 2020

Delivered by Salta Properties, 249QP is a clean and green sustainable development in Victoria’s Fitzroy North. Offering 92 one, two and three-bedroom configurations, 249QP is thoughtfully designed and environmentally-focused.

Environmentally sustainable practices such as solar panels power the building and materials are sourced from environmentally responsible producers. Its other sustainable features include:

•      90% of demolition and construction waste recycled
•      Ground floor bike workshop
•      Solar panels
•      Water-efficient fixtures, fittings and equipment
•      Rainwater collection
•      Low VOC paints, carpets and sealants

Prices for apartments in the development begin from $420,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom configuration and from $1.1 million for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence. 

Max Kwok

Max Kwok

Max Kwok is a staff contributor at urban.com.au. Based in Sydney, Max has previously worked at Property Observer where he specialised in content creation and editorial research.

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