Cirque Apartments is the first residential development in Western Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating, after being recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
The riverside development uses a combination of innovative, sustainable design strategies to reduce energy consumption by 35 per cent, water by 25 per cent less and carbon dioxide by 44 per cent when compared with a typical Australian development.
“Cirque’s sustainable design will mean lower day-to-day running costs for residents, a healthier living environment, enhanced marketability and a future-proofed asset," Stirling Capital Managing Director Luke Reinecke said.
"These are features that you won’t get from a standard off-the-plan apartment.”
GBCA Chief Executive Officer Romilly Madew applauded the achievement, which she says will encourage more sustainable residential development in Western Australia.
“Thirty per cent of Australia’s commercial office developments are Green Star-rated, yet the multi-residential building sector has been far slower to embrace sustainability,” Ms Madew said.
“As the first 5 Star residential building in Perth, Cirque Apartments sets a benchmark for the sector and shows that it is possible to achieve affordable, high quality, sustainable design on the west coast.”
Key sustainability features of Cirque Apartments include: