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Green Smart Magazine : 2009_new
insulated wall construction reduces heat transfer between internal and external spaces. Large floor-to-ceiling doors and strategically placed windows maximise cross ventilation, and shade is provided through projecting slabs of variable width with sliding sunscreen pans and operable blades. 'Each apartment dwelling has been designed to achieve a BASIX energy score of 25 per cent, representing a 25 per cent reduction in energy use when compared to traditional buildings,' Steve says. (For more information about BASIX see page 76.) Stockland is also proud of its waste management and its use of environmentally- appropriate materials -- 90 per cent of smarthomes ABOVE: Suzanne Corliss inspects The Village model with David Chittenden, state sales manager, Stockland. LEFT: Stockland's proposed plan for their sustainable residential and retail development 60 greensmart 2009 ticking all the boxes 90 PER CENT OF MATERIALS FROM THE DEMOLITION OF THE OLD SHOPPING CENTRE HAVE BEEN RECYCLED IN OTHER DEVELOPMENTS AROUND SYDNEY materials from the demolition of the old shopping centre have been recycled in other developments around Sydney. It worked closely with Abigroup to achieve the best practice in environmental management. 'The sandstone used within the old centre will be reused in the plaza at The Village and for landscaping around the resort-style pool,' Steve says. Low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint has been employed throughout to improve air quality, while the wood selection is either forest stewardship certified timber or environmentally- preferable wood. The apartments also include a range of energy efficient appliances and fittings such as clothes dryers, dishwashers and lighting fixtures, Steve says. 'Prospective buyers love that they can come home and everything is at their fingertips.' gs ideas everyone can use • improve natural ventilation by installing floor-to-ceiling doors and strategically placed windows • ensure all appliances and fittings are energy- efficient, e.g. frontloading washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, lighting • use low VOC paints inside and out to improve air quality. Suzanne Corliss is a prospective purchaser from Mosman, and has been very impressed with the new development. 'I've been looking to buy an apartment for a while now and this seems to tick all the boxes. The location is great and having the shopping centre downstairs is really convenient. I'm also pleased to be able to live in a sustainable development and contribute as much as I can as an environmentally conscious resident. Stockland is a reputable developer so I'm confident that my completed apartment will be good, and that the environmental inclusions will help me to achieve a high standard of sustainable living.' Suzanne is looking forward to moving into the apartment next year and enjoying its environmental benefits. © Stockland