Sekisui House Australia is making sustainability paramount, with its quartet of Queensland residential and mixed-use projects targeting or attaining a minimum 5 Star Green Star certification from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Across Ecco Ripley and Ripley Town Centre near Ipswich, West Village in Brisbane’s West End and Yaroomba Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Sekisui House Australia is lending funds and priority to green initiatives, supporting the master developer’s continuing commitment to full sustainable design.
In a revolutionary move for the Ripley region, residential community Ecco Ripley has attained recertification of its 5 Star Green Star Communities rating in the wake of its preliminary certification in 2015.
Sekisui House Australia CEO and managing director Hide Seguchi, says that sustainability lends itself to its mission to provide happy places for people to live—as well as living environments that preserve the ecosystem.
Sekisui House Australia’s MIRAI residential product range — exclusive to Ecco Ripley — offers self-cleaning facades, insulation employing 80 percent recycled material, solar panels and smart security system, aiding occupants in saving cash on energy while alleviating the community’s carbon footprint.
Ripley Town Centre’s 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built certification symbolises Australian excellence in sustainability and represents a substantial milestone as Sekisui House Australia keeps affirming the Ripley Town Centre vision.
Solar panels placed on the Centre’s roof and carpark process about 75 percent of electricity for the standing shopping environment, which nourishes a central, private community energy network.
The GBCA certification records not only environmental objectives, but also a community’s capacity to improve health, success and quality of life, which has been integral to the success of West Village.
Seguchi states that arts and culture has figured in to guaranteeing social sustainability outcomes to the $1.1 billion mixed-use West Village development, having attained a global 6 Star Green Star Communities rating in 2017 — the most exalted honour for masterplanned precincts in Australia.
The relocation of Metro Arts from the Brisbane CBD to West Village will create many cultural rewards for the community, producing West End’s first new performing arts theatre in 25 years, a duo of galleries and other bespoke facilities, he declares.
While Yaroomba Beach remains in its planning and approvals phase, Sekisui House Australia maintains its goal to attain a 5 Star Green Star for The Westin Coolum Resort and Spa in the Design & As Built category, and a 6 Star Green Star for the communities category.
Source: Architecture and Design.Com