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Brunswick’s focus on sustainability for the new year

By Jamil Allouche

Sustainable building practices are becoming more and more popular. As the Green Building Council of Australia points out, there were 218 Green Star-certified projects that came through in 2015. That's a 40 per cent increase on the year before, and a great step in the right direction for green-friendly building concepts that are healthy for both the planet and your bottom line.

Real estate in Brunswick appears to be cottoning onto this trend excellently. In fact, the Moreland City Council recently pointed out certain developments as a great example of a push towards sustainable work.

Brunswick real estate leads the way

In a 10 December media release, Moreland Council highlighted changes in its planning scheme. This revolved around better water and energy efficiency, and the council is starting to feature houses that have already adopted these aspects.

This includes a townhouse development in Brunswick, which had some of the following features incorporated into its design:

  • Reuse of original heritage building parts in the new design
  • Plantation wood used for remaining construction
  • An underground rainwater tank that holds 20,000 litres for the toilet and garden
  • A highly efficient hydronic heating system and north-facing facade
  • Solar paneling to reduce energy costs

It is an approach to Brunswick real estate that enables people to cut down on water and power bills, while using features that can improve the value of a property. Whether you're looking to add to the appeal of a home with renovations before you sell or want to buy property in Brunswick, they're great ideas to take on board.

When it comes to the search for real estate here, Ray White can play an important role. We have years of experience right across Melbourne, and the Ray White Brunswick team can help you find exactly what you're looking for. 

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