DEVELOPMENT INDEX - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
construction and use of residential buildings consumes substantial
quantities of materials, water and energy. The
Residential Sustainability Index encourages energy
and water conservation measures and the more suitable use of building
materials. The measures in the Index are designed to reduce the
impact of a proposed development by:
the use of materials from scarce or environmentally sensitive
materials that do not take excessive amounts of energy to
and recycling materials
materials in a way that others can easily reuse them later.
peak stormwater discharge.
the wasteful use of drinking quality water
buildings that work with, not against, the natural features of the
passive solar design principles.
heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer
the use of natural daylight and ventilation.
greenhouse gas emissions.
can rate your house for energy efficiency.