We delivered Western Australia's first "One Planet Community" at WGV at White Gum Valley.
East Village at Knutsford is now set to become part of a network of sustainable communities across the world, demonstrating how to plan and deliver smart design.
One Planet Living is a global movement designed to help communities, companies and cities change the way we live to meet the challenges of dwindling resources and climate change.
One Planet Living's 10 sustainability principles will be translated into a real-world, highly innovative, urban development.
The One Planet Living international sustainability initiative aims to make truly sustainable living a reality.
It is based on the idea that to live sustainably we need to live within the limits of one planet's natural resources. If everyone continues to live like the average Australian, we would need more than four planets to support the current world population.1
We have again embraced this vision at East Village, targeting national recognition after being independently assessed against the One Planet Living framework.
1 Global Footprint Network, Ecological Footprint 2014.
East Village at Knutsford has been designed to be a place where people lead genuinely sustainable lifestyles.
Residents of East Village will be supported to embrace One Planet Living through the following innovation initiatives:
Renewable energy is proposed for the 36 architecturally designed and landscaped, turnkey town homes. Energy will be sourced from individual PV solar (5kW per dwelling), a shared battery provided via a partnership with Power Ledger and the Australian Government's Smart Cities and Suburbs initiative and grid energy sourced from renewable energy provider, CleanTech Energy.
Waterwise initiatives include storm water managed onsite in streets and lanes, non-potable water systems including individual 7KL rain water tanks (plumbed to hot water systems, toilets and washing machines), and a strata-owned bore for irrigation.
Electric Vehicle (EV) initiatives, including individual homes ready for EV chargers, and a strata-owned EV fast-charge station will be located within the common area for residents and their visitors.
Every aspect of East Village has been designed to work towards a sustainable future, in what will be a stand-out residential district.