• Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image
  • Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image
  • Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image
  • Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image
  • Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image
  • Really Group Sustainable Functionality Image

Sustainable Functionality

Blog post by Amanda Camilleri

Architect: Bill Jacobs Architects

Designer: Illy Designs

Builder: Really Group

Photographer: Lisbeth Grossman

Overview

This project was a multi-unit development in Essendon that focused on green living. Energy efficient and renewable technologies were installed to achieve the ideal environment for sustainable functionality. Some of these technologies include roof-mounted solar panels, high performance double glazed windows, a communal compost system and the use of low impact building materials.

The development also displays an extensive use of recycled materials on the façade, pathways, balcony’s and kitchen island benches. These materials include old railway sleepers and recycled Red gum fence posts that were sourced from the Campbellfield tip and Gum Tree.

The main approach for this development was to show, that with imagination and recycling you are able to construct at the cost of labour.

To learn more about the benefits of using recycled materials and the benefits of composting visit our blog posts.