Stockland's greenest townhouses set for Waterlea masterplanned community in Rowville

Many of the Green Star Home’s innovations will be highly visible, like the uPVC double-glazed windows

Stockland's greenest townhouses set for Waterlea masterplanned community in Rowville
The Waterlea homes in Rowville. Image supplied

Stockland has put the first Green Star home to be certified by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) on the market at Stockland Waterlea.

It is in the masterplanned community in Rowville in south-east Melbourne.
 
Launched by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) in August 2021, Green Star Homes is a new national standard to certify homes that meet healthy, resilient and climate positive criteria. 

Green Star Homes are designed to be highly energy efficient and powered by renewables.
 
The Green Star Home, which will be finished around mid-2022, is a contemporary, architect-designed double-storey townhome.
 
Ben Cantwell, National General Manager, Development Communities – Built Form, said it is fitting that the first ‘Designed As’ Green Star certified home is at Stockland Waterlea, as it is one of the most sustainable residential developments in Australia having achieved a 6 Star Green Star Community rating in 2017.


 
“Designed to achieve a 8.2 Star NatHERS rating, the all-electric Green Star Home will take this a step further, maintaining comfortable temperatures year round with even less reliance on heating and air conditioning to dramatically reduce the residents’ cost of living and environmental footprint,” said Mr Cantwell.
 
Many of the Green Star Home’s innovations will be highly visible, like the uPVC double-glazed windows, which will insulate the home by keeping air tightly sealed within the household system. 

Other built-in innovations include the slab-edge insulation, a rigid foam insulation surrounding the home’s concrete slab which prevents both heat loss and internal condensation that could lead to mould. The home is also designed to be draught-proof, while a Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system will provide the house with filtered air.
 
Stockland will assess the house’s performance for two years.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

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