Sustainable Living

Sustainability is infused into the DNA of Civic Heart, which is designed to achieve “Australian Excellence” in water and energy efficiency. To achieve this, a range of measures will taken in both the construction and design processes.

Sustainability in Design

  • Motion sensors will be installed in shared lobby areas and carpark levels to reduce energy consumption
  • A bike share service with a selection of bikes to cater for the different recreational needs of residents will aid in the reduction of vehicle use
  • A dedicated car share service will provide occupants with another mode of personal transport and reduce the need for all residents to own their own vehicles
  • Multiple electric vehicle charging bays with pay-as-you-go EV chargers will be installed to accommodate and encourage the selection of electric vehicles
  • Smart electrical meters in every apartment will allow occupants to monitor their power consumption in real-time

Sustainability in Construction

  • The use of bubbledeck as a slab construction material reduces the use of concrete by a third
  • The installation of a centralised gas hot water system is over 65% more efficient than individual electric hot water systems
  • All plumbing fixtures are Watermark compliant and registered under the WELS scheme
  • The solar photovoltaic system provides renewable power to common areas
  • Double glazing to external apartment windows possesses excellent thermal properties that reduce the need for excessive heating and cooling