EnviroDevelopment helps buyers recognize and select a more environmentally sustainable development. By purchasing within an EnviroDevelopment you know you are living or working in a community with reduced environmental impact and one that encourages a healthy lifestyle.
EnviroDevelopment certification recognises developments across Australia with outstanding sustainability performance, based on a set of National Standards. There are over 125 projects certified around the country. Certification covers up to six key areas including ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.
A development that has been certified in any of the areas has demonstrated they are leaders and can offer buyers many advantages, which may include reduced household running costs, healthier space and communities, improved marketability of your home and reducing your ecological footprint.
EnviroDevelopment encourages a strong focus on the education of resident, tenants and users and many EnviroDevelopments provide buyers with valuable resources and information on how to best use the features included into the whole development and each building or home as well as other tips on how to become an active contributor to a more sustainable, more liveable local community.
Protecting and enhancing native ecosystems and ecological function, and rehabilitating degraded sites.
Reducing the amount of waste to landfill and waste management practices that facilitate recycling.
Implementing measures to optimise energy reduction across the project including the buildings, beyond current regulations.
Utilising environmentally responsible materials and construction methods to lower environmental impacts.
Implementing measures to reduce potable water use across the project including the buildings, beyond current regulations.
Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles, community spirit, local facilities, alternative transport modes and consideration of accessible and flexible design.
UDIA WA and the EnviroDevelopment program are working with Water Corporation to help make WA a more water efficient community. To recognise exceptional water efficiency outcomes in all new water sensitive developments, EnviroDevelopments may also be recognised by the Water Corporation as a Waterwise Development. Find out more about the Waterwise Development Program here.
For more information about EnviroDevelopment, read case studies and find links to relevant information, click here to visit the EnviroDevelopment Research section.
Or click on the below certified EnviroDevelopments to go to the project websites and find out what exceptional sustainability initiatives have been incorporated and how these projects are contributing to a more liveable, more sustainable WA.