Sustainability

Stockland recognises that it has a significant role in the development of sustainable communities of the future. For us, sustainability is about ensuring we leave the communities where we operate, and the environment that they enjoy, in great shape for future generations. 

Sustainability at Stockland is about ensuring we leave the communities and environment where we operate in good shape for future generations. In line with our purpose, we’re committed to creating shared value for all our stakeholders and to delivering 'a better way to live'.
 
With our development here at Baringa we have a unique opportunity to help create the right balance of social, environmental and economic conditions for our communities, customers and investors now and in the future.
 
We’re working towards achieving this by implementing a host of new initiatives, some of these include:

Registered for a Green Star Design and As Built rating and targeting a 5 star certified rating. On average, Green Star certified buildings produce 45 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and use 50 percent less electricity than if they had been built to meet minimum industry requirements.
 
Reducing Carbon Emissions by through energy efficiency: We will achieve this through the installation of energy efficient lighting, a 380kW solar panel system, high efficiency air conditioning, building management and energy monitoring systems, high solar reflective roofing and high performance glazing  and environmentally considered finishes and architectural features.
 
Improving water management and quality by recycling and reducing water usage: We will do this by harvesting rainwater for reuse via our 41,500 litre rainwater detention tank for toilet flushing, hose down areas and landscape irrigation, WELS rated tapware, and water efficient showerheads and fixtures. Further water management improvements will be made with the installation of intelligent metering to detect overuse and provide leakage alarms.
 
Improving waste management by facilitating recycling and minimising volume: We will achieve this through implementing an improved recycling plan, improving waste storage and removal facilities, installing efficient hand dryers to reduce paper towel waste and monitoring retailer waste management.
 
Improving health and wellbeing by increasing healthy lifestyle activities in centre: We will work towards this by improving accessibility and amenity for customers with an inclusive approach to public spaces and facilities, increasing focus on fresh food cooking and eating, and the introduction of new healthy living programs and activities.
 
Improving community connections by expanding our community activations: We will do this through increasing in-centre community activations, introducing free WiFi, creating breakout zones and community meeting places, building an authentic sense of place for the precinct where people can connect in meaningful and organic ways.
 
Improving education opportunity by supporting training initiatives and inspirations programs: We are doing this through our support of the ARA Retail Ready training program and collaboration with local Kabi Kabi First Nations people to provide employment opportunities for the local indigenous community.

 

 

Sustainability

Stockland Sustainability

We have a strong commitment to managing and benchmarking our performance and use of environmental rating tools across our assets and developments. So much so that it has become part of the way we develop all of our Commercial Property assets. We require all our shopping centre developments to achieve a minimum of 4 stars certification for 'Design' and 'As Built' ratings.

We currently have the highest number of Green Star rated shopping centres in Australia.
In FY09 the business committed to a 20 per cent reduction in energy and carbon intensity in Commercial Property by FY14. We continued to deliver energy efficiency through a strong focus on management.

We have achieved a 23 per cent improvement to date against FY09 levels across Commercial Property and exceeded our FY14 target. Energy efficiency reduced by 16 per cent and carbon intensity levels reduced by 17 per cent.

Over the past year focus areas have included:
• Alternative energy – implementing solar PV installations to include clean, renewable energy as a proportion of energy consumed across our portfolio.
• LED lighting – implementing new energy efficient LED technologies in shopping centres where we are upgrading lighting as part of rolling capital improvement programs.
• Sub-metering installations – implementing intelligent sub metering systems across the portfolio for energy performance monitoring and analysis and upgrades to Building Management Systems.
• Air-conditioning upgrades and fine tuning programs to replace older energy intensive plant with high efficiency equipment and to optimise energy performance in operation.

For more information visit our sustainability visit http://www.stockland.com.au/about/sustainability.htm

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