At Stockland, we believe in protecting and preserving the environment. Highlands is committed to home designs that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Beyond the home, Stockland is committed to a wide range sustainability practices:
- Preserving 300 year old River Red Gums and establishing walking and cycling trails that do not damage the natural environment
- Inviting local children to plant over ten thousand indigenous trees and grasses in Mt. Ridley Reserve as part of Planet Ark National Tree Planting Day
- Using recycled water under a partnership with Yarra Valley water, cutting Highlands environmental impact of water consumption by one third
- Developing community initiatives to support and encourage community networks through events and activities.
- Partnership with Hume City Council to support job seekers in Craigieburn the JobLink 3064 program provides opportunities for residents to work locally and seek skills via the Kangan Batman TAFE and Meadow Heights Learning Shop courses.
- We encourage our residents to practice sustainable house design wherever possible through:
- Less unused space
- General shading from the sun
- Good natural light through windows
- Building materials that keep houses warm in winter and cool in summer
Home Appliances :
- High energy and water conservation ratings
- Right sized appliances just right for the home
- Low-energy lights
Power Supply :
-Gas-boosted solar hot water and electricity
-Low-energy lights (low wattage)
Running the House :
-Blinds to keep the heat out/in
-Smart meters to measure real time energy consumption
You can see the full range of Stocklands sustainable construction principles here.
Contact us today to find out more about our environmentally sustainable initiatives at Highlands.