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Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) in Planning

There is a strong demand for more sustainable apartments with energy efficiency rated 5th out of 14 criteria in the Victorian Government’s Better Apartments consultation[i]. Other top categories include Daylight, Natural Ventilation, Noise and Sunlight which are all components of Internal Environmental Quality addressed by ESD planning policies. Late in 2015 six Melbourne councils amended[…]

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TipTop – Photo Essay

The old TipTop bakery site in Brunswick conversion into a high density apartment and town house development features strong environmentally sustainable design features and a high level of design detail. A large array of solar panels provides power for communal facilities, rain gardens treat stormwater for reuse on extensive landscaping, heat pumps provide efficient heating[…]