Green Gurus™ partner Eugenie Stockmann wins big at the 2016 HIA GreenSmart Awards and MBA WA Excellence in Construction Awards with her development ‘The Siding by The Green Swing’. “This is important national recognition for the ground breaking nature of our projects” says Eugenie. “It is proof that The Siding one of WA’s most sustainable developments”.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) announced the winners for the 2016 National Australian Greensmart Awards in early September and The Siding was fortunate to win 3 awards in the following categories:
- GreenSmart Residential Development
- Greensmart Water Efficiency
- Greensmart Energy Efficiency
The Siding was also announced winner of two 2016 MBA WA Excellence in Construction Awards: Waste Management and Energy Efficiency.
Eugenie and The Green Swing team completed The Siding earlier this year. It is their second multi-award winning medium density development. The Siding consists of two townhouses and five apartments and has a strong focus on sustainability and community. The project was designed by architect Sid Thoo and constructed by builder Right Homes.
The design of the development is unique, the diverse mixture of dwellings is built around a mature eucalypt and provides for open and green space, including a shared productive garden.
Using solar passive design principles, the energy ratings of the homes at The Siding range between 9 and 10 stars and in theory the homes need little to no energy for heating and cooling thus reducing the ongoing burden of electricity costs for the occupant. Life cycle design results show an 80% saving in carbon emissions for the overall project.
Other sustainability initiatives include solar hot water and solar PV, double glazing, energy monitoring, energy efficient lighting, rainwater re-use, bore for irrigation, 15AMP power outlets for (future) electric vehicles, shared bicycle store, NBN ready and not connected to gas. The homes have been constructed using double brick with cavity insulation on the ground floors and reverse brick veneer on the first floor and in the gable ends. All homes have access to the attics via fixed stairs to provide extra bedrooms and living space.
For enquiries, contact Eugenie on 0438 718 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more:
The Green Swing – www.thegreenswing.net
HIA Awards – https://hia.com.au
MBA WA – http://www.mbawa.com