East Village offers a new way of living and will reduce overall energy consumption across the development.
Through energy efficient design and technology, East Village aims to use renewable energy across the turnkey town homes.
East Village at Knutsford will incorporate energy efficient design, renewable energy and innovative technologies.
Residents will share energy, by selling their excess solar energy to the Power Ledger battery and purchasing energy back when there is no sun or when it is needed to meet their demands.
A shared battery will be used by residents to reduce grid energy consumption across the estate.
The 36 architecturally designed and landscaped turnkey town homes in East Village will use passive solar design, with lots oriented and strategically designed to receive optimal solar exposure throughout the year. This will reduce energy consumption usually used for heating, cooling and lighting purposes.
The development has been designed to make use of its proximity to the Fremantle city centre, with new and established pedestrian, cycle and public transport links encouraging residents to adopt sustainable, energy-efficient methods of transport.
It is anticipated household energy costs will be reduced by about 50 per cent.
Energy efficiency at East Village is elevated, using an integrated approach to incorporate the latest technologies and design principles to achieve the highest level of sustainability.
As our first survey strata development, East Village will incorporate a micro grid to service residents' water and energy systems.
The homes will be powered with renewable energy, using individual 5kW PV solar systems, and a shared battery to store surplus energy. Renewable grid energy will be supplemented when needed from CleanTech Energy.
Provided through a partnership with Power Ledger and the Australian Government's Smart Cities and Suburbs initiative, the shared 670kWh battery along with solar PV on the battery housing and on the nearby L3 Lab will reduce the development's energy consumption during the construction process before taking its place as an ongoing facility for residents.
The development will promote the use of electric vehicles to encourage alternate means of sustainable transport.
Individual homes will be equipped for electric vehicle chargers and in line with the village atmosphere of the development, a shared, strata-owned electric vehicle fastcharge station will also be provided to serve residents and guests.