Homes that are environmentally sustainable have never been more in demand, with builders, land developers and customers increasingly looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.

From double glazed windows to the use of recyclable steel and the installation of solar panels and battery storage, utilising a range of clever and efficient products have become the norm.

Tanya Steinbeck, chief executive of the Urban Development Institute of Western Australia said the move toward more sustainable development practices and the delivery of more sustainable homes had been in motion for more than a decade.

To read the full article, including extensive comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck on the results from the UDIA Urbis Home Purchasing Sentiment Survey, click here.