Recently, we sat down with Dominic Zheng, Development Manager at Gamuda Land Australia, who is leading Fareham, to discuss the environmental considerations being made and how these will underpin the overall design of the project.
“From the outset of the St Kilda project, we identified ways to incorporate our unique sustainability innovations that made sense to the site, the local area and the residents,” said Dominic.
We have once again partnered with the team at HIP V. HYPE, who are playing an integral role in our South Melbourne project, The Canopy on Normanby, to assist us in bringing the best sustainable practices to life.
“Working together with HIP V. HYPE, we have introduced certain elements of the Passive House Principle and implemented them into the project’s design” Dominic explained.
Founded in Germany and commonly used throughout areas of Europe, the Passive House Principle or ‘Passive Haus’ as it is known internationally, involves the adoption of several key design principles to mitigate the need for extensive heating/cooling options.
Using methodologies such as insulation, Energy Recovery Ventilator and high-performance windows, this principle enables the creation of healthy, dry indoor spaces that maintain a consistent temperature.
The implementation of these elements on a building of this size in Melbourne is a first. Passive housing principles will afford Fareham residents the opportunity to live at the forefront of comfort and sustainability.
On top of these uniquely Fareham innovations, the project will also be underpinned by Gamuda Land’s overarching sustainability and biophilic design principles.