Sustainability

CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFIED

We are proud to announce that Element 27 is the first Carbon Neutral Certified apartment building in Australia under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings. Key sustainability features include electric car charging stations, energy efficient appliances, a 30 kW photovoltaic system for common area energy use and an 8-star NatHERS rating. Specialty waste streams, access to a centralized geothermal system, a rainwater and grey-water recycling system, occupancy sensors and an embedded metering network also support high sustainability standards.

The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings was established through collaboration between the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the GBCA and NABERS. To achieve eligibility and certification, several operational factors including stabilisation, greenhouse gas emissions, waste from operations, refrigerant impacts and transport emissions are assessed. The GBCA provides Climate Active with validation of projects for certification through industry recognized pathways such as Green Star – Performance v1.2.

NatHERS RATINGS

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is used to measure a home’s energy efficiency. NatHERS measures energy efficiency in stars, with the 10 stars being the most energy efficient. At Element 27, we are proud that Phase I of our development has earned an average of 8 stars. The star rating for each floor plan is indicated as you browse the floor plans. Our dedication to sustainability and the environment results in increased energy efficiency in our apartments and direct savings to our renters.

RESIDENT GREEN RESOURCES

This Sentinel Green Lifestyle Handbook is a room-by-room guide to your apartment, providing ways to save money while saving the planet.

 

Sustainability Guide

Find hundreds of more ideas and easy solutions in our Sustainable Living Guide PDF.