RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE GUIDE

With a trend towards the use of sustainability in building and development applications the applicant needs to know what the concept means as it is rarely or adequately defined. If the following information is a guide to be submitted with your Development Application. You need to fill in the missing values:

ENERGY CONSUMPTION: target is between 5.1 and 7.5 tonnes

APPLIANCE OR TASK
EMISSIONS ESTIMATED
Refrigerator 1 tonne
Other non assessable appliances .750 tonne
Cooking
Lighting
Hot water heating
Space heating/cooling (reduction for above 4 star)
TOTAL EMISSIONS:
DRINKING WATER CONSUMPTION: TARGET IS 600L OR BELOW PER DAY
AREA OF USAGE LITRES ESTIMATED
Toilet
Bathroom
Laundry
Kitchen
Garden
TOTAL USED
STORMWATER REDUCTION MEASURES - TARGET IS 20% TO 50% FLOW REDUCTION
MEASURE YES OR NO
Downpipes fed to garden soak away
Substitute impervious paving
Link to community wetland
SUITABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS USED
MEASURE YES OR NO
Excessive material usage avoided
Durable materials appropriately used
Building designed for ease of later adaptation
Harmful paints and adhesives avoided
Preference given to materials with low embodied energy
Renewable materials used where appropriate
Local materials favoured over imported ones
Impact of maintenance program considered
Reused or recycled materials and components included
Building designed for ease of material recovery
Environmental impact of short lived components considered
Quotes sought from accredited green builders
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS( OTHER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FEATURES OF THE PROPOSAL)