Six of the best for Quay 2
QUAY 2 at Torquay has achieved all six elements of the coveted UDIA EnviroDevelopment certification.
Intrapac Property chief operating officer Maxwell Shifman said Quay 2 was the company’s first project to receive all six elements, with certifications in the water, materials, waste, energy, ecosystems and community elements.
“We believe it takes all of these elements to create a thriving, sustainable neighbourhood, one that provides new home owners and the community peace of mind for now and into the future,” Shifman said.
EnviroDevelopment chairman (Victoria) Lyndsay Neilson, who presented the award, said: “A lot of work needs to be done to achieve EnviroDevelopment status, but Intrapac Property has been prepared to work with us for a smooth and pleasurable experience towards achieving this for their developments and we’re full of praise for them in this regard. It’s what gives their developments a point of difference.”
Neilson talked of innovative and generous use of green space at Quay 2, such as the provision for a fruit-bearing orchard as part of the urban design and a focus on environmental sustainability.
EnviroDevelopment certification is a scientifically-based branding system that allows buyers to find and select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles. It recognises excellence in the field and is reviewed annually.
Quay 2’s design guidelines address best-practice sustainability measures, such as orientation of homes and private open space, plant species, solar and hot water, waste management initiatives and passive solar design outcomes. These elements benefit homeowners economically through water and power savings, and also achieve wider-reaching environmental and community benefits.
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