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Sustainability

Fitzgibbon Chase recently achieved a 6-leaf EnviroDevelopment accreditation from the Urban Development Institute of Australia. At the time of the award, Fitzgibbon Chase was the most northern project in Queensland to achieve the 6 leaf status.

Specifically, the EnviroDevelopment accreditation process is separated into 6 key elements, including ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.

EnviroDevelopment leaves are awarded to environmentally sustainable developments for the following achievements:

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Improved water use through water efficiency mechanisms and / or source substitution such as rainwater and stormwater harvesting.

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Reduced production of greenhouse gases and reduced use of fossil fuels. This is achieved through greater efficiencies in energy usage and use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources such as solar power.

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Protected and enhanced health and sustainability of natural systems and the encouragement of native biodiversity and rehabilitation of degraded sites.

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Vibrant, cohesive, sustainable communities with good community design; the provision of community facilities and networks; safe, accessible housing and options for the reduced use of private motor vehicles.

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Environmentally responsible material usage including reuse of materials, recycled materials and consideration of the life cycle environmental costs of materials.

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Comprehensive waste management procedures and practices to reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

 

Visit the Enviro Development UDIA website for more information: www.envirodevelopment.com.au.

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