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Green Smart Magazine : 2009_new
LAKE MAIN ROAD SPORTS COURT SPA HOUSE & CAFE RECREATION ROOM RESORT CENTRE 01 07 0605 09 15 18 19&20 16&17 11&12 13&14 08 02 03 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 10 04 Lena's wedding ring. On another, contractors who littered cigarette butts were fined. Their passion to protect the site extends to the water and waste management systems. Water forms a major theme throughout, and rainwater tanks are fitted to each apartment. This water is used to flush toilets and in the frontloading washing machines. Hot tubs on each of the apartment balconies are fitted with a pipe that enables water to be redistributed to the gardens, while stormwater is collected for reuse and forms part of a micro river system. Guests are introduced to the waste management system through internal recycling bins, and great care was taken to create a recycle program for the collection, sorting and removing of all waste products from the development. After careful assessment, owing to Mount Beauty's extreme alpine climate, La Task achieved a five-star energy efficiency rating for the development. Passive solar gains were achieved through siting the apartments on the side of a hill, to assist in natural heating and cooling. Each apartment faces north, while reverse-cycle split systems feature throughout. The building envelope is also compact to reduce the disturbance to the land. La Task employed Third Ecology to produce a report on heating, cooling, hot water and materials products, and they still use their recommendations today. gs greensmart 2009 47 © Architect: Grant Amon Architects ideas everyone can use • invest in a frontloading washing machine for water savings • create a system of recycle bins to minimise landfill waste • remember that recyclable timber can be mulched and used on gardens even if it can't be reused for building. BELOW: Each of the apartments face north to make the most of the sun's energy during winter months in the mountains