Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018, and closes on Friday, 21 September at 5pm.
BDAV Member, EcoResults Pty Ltd, was intimately involved for some years in one of the finalists in the Environmental Justice category: the Elenara House Rooming House upgrade.
The whole team at EcoResults is extremely proud to be associated with this project as ESD Consultants, and all the way through the planning and building approval phases. The dwellings each achieved a NatHERS rating of 7 stars.
A media release from Sustainability Victoria announced that Elenara Rooming House is a finalist in Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
“Elenara Rooming House in St Kilda, operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards Environmental Justice category for an upgrade that incorporates a range of sustainability features.”
The $6.2m renovation to Elenara House, a 110 year old heritage-listed building, replaced shared facilities with 30 self-contained studio apartments – including two wheelchair accessible units –while also providing additional amenities for social group activities.
The home now provides long-term savings on utility bills for residents and the service provider, and increased quality of life for tenants.
CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krpan, describes the project as ‘exceptional’.
“The upgrade to Elenara House demonstrated to the judges that they have translated the principles of sustainability into practice to achieve outstanding results for our environment and the state of our future.”
“Victoria is an amazing place to live and this project is helping to keep it that way; we congratulate them as a finalist,” he said.
To see a video (shot by Toby from EcoResults) which showcases the beautiful 100 year old building in all its glory, but with a sustainable twist when you see the rooftop, CLICK HERE.
To vote for Elenara House in the People’s Choice Award of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018, CLICK HERE.