The team at Green Gurus delivered a special seminar to members of the Strata Community Australia (SCAWA) focused on the ‘Energy Evolution in Strata Buildings’. Strata managers were informed of smart energy systems and technologies that reduce overall electricity demand and costs within residential strata buildings. A focus on the cost benefits to Lot owners and changes to Strata Reforms that now includes Sustainability infrastructure were discussed.
SCA WA | 11 October 2017
Special guest presenter Chiara Pacifici, will be sharing her insights and knowledge on how to achieve cost savings and improve the energy efficiency of your strata building through the latest technologies and sustainable living options.
SCA WA | 17 November 2017
Eugenie Stockmann and The Green Swing is visited by Gardening Australia host Josh Byrne. They explore this standout suburban community and residential development located in Victoria Park that has created both private and shared green spaces, loved by their neighbours.
ABC Gardening Australia | 14 April 2017.
Green Gurus were asked for a second consecutive year to present the latest insights on sustainable green apartment buildings at the SCAWA annual conference. If you own a strata property in WA, this event is not to be missed! The Annual Symposium is the premier event that brings together over 200 industry professionals and active owners involved in the future of their strata asset.
SCA WA | 17th November 2017
Since 2012 Chiara has driven the sustainability journey of the Psaros group who can now boast over 16 large scale ‘green’ apartment buildings (completed or under construction) making them the largest developer of solar powered, sustainably designed low carbon apartments in the country. With over 750+ apartments, this is the largest number of green apartments to enter the market globally by one developer, generating over 1MW (1000kW) of renewable energy and achieving higher than average Star ratings with over 7 Star for many of their developments.
2013 to 2017
Conservation, Sustainability + Property Developers!
Rita Saffioti – Shadow Minister for Planning; Finance; Transport; Infrastructure
Piers Verstegen – Director at Conservation Council of Western Australia
Chiara Pacifici – Head of Sustainability at Psaros, Founder Green Gurus
Q & A follows
13 October 2016
Innovation in Housing
Smarter ‘green’ homes that are more efficient to run, affordable to maintain, healthier and more comfortable to live in are very saleable. In fact, more buyers, investors and tenants rank sustainability as one of the top five considerations when buying or leasing their home, with over 22 per cent of WA homes having roof-top solar PV electricity generation systems. Read Chiara’s article here.
REIWA Perspectives Magazine | 8 March 2017
Perth Eco Fair gives lesson in apartment living
The Perth Eco Fair which was held in April 2016 showed attendees ‘how to live a cleaner, greener and more cost-effecient lifestyle’. This article that was published in the Western Suburbs Weekly in July 2016 provides a good overview of the fair and features Chiara Pacifici, founder of Green Gurus and Head of Sustainability Psaros.
Western Suburbs Weekly | 12 July 2016
Chiara Pacifici, founder of Green Gurus™ and head of sustainability at Psaros is one of the mentors of the recently launched sponsorship program 100 Women in Property by the Property Council of Australia.
Chiara also sits on the Property Council’s Women and Diversity in Property Committee and the Sustainable Development Committee and championed the program with staff at Psaros. Read more…
Southern Gazette Community Newspaper | 31 May 2016
When you purchase a strata titled unit in many states in Australia, it is unlikely you will be able to improve its individual operational performance without the consent of the owners corporation.
In fact in some states, like WA, the Strata Titles Act defines the need for a ‘resolution without descent’ for any structural improvements, which can include solar PV on rooftops, battery storage or rainwater tanks that may need to be placed in or on a common area. Read more…
Sourceable.com | April 2016
We all want to live in comfortable homes with low running costs, but how do we quantify the market value of these benefits? It’s the Real Estate agent who is at the front line between buyers and product and can make all the difference to valuing the green factor! Green Gurus™ is highlighted as the pioneers in Australia who work to engage and better inform this important industry. Read more..
Sanctuary Magazine | Issue 33, Summer 2015
Western Australia continues to lead in the development of new residential buildings and estates with built-in renewable energy supplies, with the installation of a 180kW solar system on the roof of a soon to be completed apartment complex in Perth.
Renew Economy | July 2015
Professional Devlopment event ‘Making Tough Decisions – Lifecycle and Sustainability held in April ,’ focused on the future ‘greening’ of strata. Chiara Pacifici from Green Gurus and Ian Knox of HFM Asset Management presented practical ways to improve the sustainability of strata buildings to save your clients a significant amount of money and improve the lifecycle of the building.
Video via Strata Community Australia | July 2013