The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute recently conducted a survey to determine whether people in Perth would buy into green developments. Along with the usual criteria of affordability, location and size, findings indicate buyers are also looking for ‘sustainability characteristics’ in apartment projects.
Jemma Green, Research fellow from the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), who conducted the survey, said, “Research indicated developments that included sustainability features attracted more buyers. She explained that developers providing a product that offered more in terms of sustainability better matched consumer demand with the sustainable product being viewed as a premium product.”
Jenny Marsh, A social worker, purchased an apartment at Evermore WGV, a development in White Gum Valley that will deliver 24 highly sustainable apartments powered by cutting-edge solar photovoltaics and lithium battery technology. Reducing her carbon footprint in everyday life is an important motivation for Marsh who recycles water with buckets in the shower and rides her bike everywhere.
The solar PV lithium battery technology utilised at Evermore WGV is forecast to produce approximately 80% of the apartments’ required power, allowing residents to benefit from significant savings on their electricity bills.