Alwood named Werribee's first UDIA Envirodevelopment

August 4, 2016

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Intrapac Property is proud to announce Alwood as the first project in Werribee to achieve the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment Certification.

“ Alwood is close to so many wonderful amenities, such as the beautiful Werribee Park and Mansion, as well as the Werribee Open Range Zoo, and it was important for us to look to these in considering the landscaping and environmental outcomes for the project,” says Maxwell Shifman, Chief Operating Officer for Intrapac Property. “We’re thrilled to have achieved five out of six EnviroDevelopment elements, with certifications in the water, materials, waste, energy and ecosystems elements.”

Alwood delivers a considered design approach focused on dwellings having a northern rear orientation, which was achieved in over 80% of the dwellings. Boasting significant and vast open spaces, conveniently located to amenities and attractions, this certification sets a precedence for future developments in the area.

EnviroDevelopment certification is a scientifically-based branding system that allows purchasers to recognise and select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles. The certification recognises excellence in the field and is reviewed annually.

At the presentation of the award, EnviroDevelopment Board Chair Lyndsay Neilson congratulated Max and his team on their success, saying: “EnviroDevelopment awards recognise projects where developers have pushed their environmental performance well above standard industry requirements. Alwood is a great example of how this can be done.”

He mentioned that Alwood is the first development in Australia to put measures on reducing drafts into its design guidelines, something more common internationally and commended Alwood for having four times the open space that council required, saying it’s “fantastic for the future community.”

UDIA EnviroDevelopment Certifications are not easy to achieve, with only 19 EnviroDevelopments to-date in Victoria, including another Intrapac Property project – Somerfield in Keysborough. Intrapac also has more developments with applications for EnviroDevelopment Certification in the pipeline.

Intrapac Property specialises in creating inspiring environments – places where people want to spend time, work and live. Intrapac’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 ultimately benefit the homeowner economically through water and power savings, and also achieve wider-reaching environmental benefits.

“EnviroDevelopment accreditations reflect the high standard of sustainability being implemented across all of Intrapac Property’s projects,” says Shifman. “We look forward to adding even more as the year progresses and continuously look for new ways to create more sustainable developments around Australia.”

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