Sydney's property market continued to show its interest in a greener future as Stable Group's Rosebery project, The Burcham, reached final selling stages on the back of its unique and world-class approach to sustainable living.
Stable Group declared The Burcham represented world-class innovation in greener and more economical living for residents with the creation of new eco technologies like The Burcham’s new ‘Burcham Energy’ solution.
The 'solution' is an embedded electricity network that supplies energy through a single ‘gate’ meter to the entire building, providing a way for residents to purchase energy at a reduced cost – up to 20% below the market’s lowest retail cost.
Burcham Energy, through its billing manager Energy Trade, uses the power of this bulk purchase in conjunction with the development’s rooftop 54kW solar array (which generates 77,000kW hours per annum of clean electricity for the base building) to negotiate the cheapest rates with the large energy suppliers.
In turn the energy savings are passed on to the individual apartments through the Body Corporate.
“The Burcham is a game-changing example of how connectivity is pushing the boundaries of comfort, style and sustainable living in the home," Schneider Electric Smart Space Director Ben Green said.
"In a home where heritage meets technology, Schneider Electric offers future residents of The Burcham an energy monitoring system that gives enhanced control over energy use - at any time, from anywhere."
In addition to the building’s single gate meter, each apartment is also equipped with its own meter to track and bill individual energy use. Schneider Electric energy monitoring systems and Clipsal by Schneider Electric Wiser Link energy management systems ensure residents can track and manage their energy usage at all times.
Cost effective energy at The Burcham also means lower strata levies, saving residents even more annually.
LED lighting throughout used at least 75% less energy and lasts 25 times longer than standard incandescent lighting.
"Add keyless biometric access systems, 4 electric car charging bays, hydronic heating and number plate recognition technology (no more need to be buzzed into the car park) and you have a blueprint for tomorrow’s sustainably smart living."As part of the redevelopment of Rosebery’s 1918 Wrigley’s Gum factory, the heritage-listed building's industrial Chicago-esque architecture was retained as part of the existing structure and was coupled with two new residential buildings.
Featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments, architects Allen Jack+Cottier have created residences with up to 4.0m-high voluminous ceilings. The historic structure features crafted detailing throughout and touches of old world sophistication fused with the latest environmentally sustainable thinking.
Modern finishes are fused with original features, delivering distinctive charm-filled spaces.
Groundfloor apartments feature green outlooks, many with their own gardens or courtyards, while those looking inward look out on with the beautiful Wrigley Common created by Jamie Durie.
Construction is now under way on The Burcham's ability to help residents reduce their carbon footprint and live seamlessly with the environment.