Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

A BURSWOOD-BASED sus­tain­able home builder was the only WA com­pany to tri­umph at this year’s Hous­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (HIA) Aus­tralian GreenS­mart Awards, tak­ing home four hon­ours.

Right Homes won the GreenS­mart Res­i­den­tial Devel­op­ment, GreenS­mart Wa­ter Ef­fi­ciency and GreenS­mart En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency awards for the seven-unit devel­op­ment The Sid­ing in Lath­lain.

The builder also won the GreenS­mart Project Home award for a so­lar-pas­sive home in Bayswa­ter for the care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion of the block’s ori­en­ta­tion, in­su­la­tion needs, ven­ti­la­tion, ther­mal mass, client life­style and bud­get to pro­duce a home that is com­fort­able and af­ford­able to run.

The judges were im­pressed with Right Homes’ com­mit­ment to re­duc­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion and low­er­ing liv­ing ex­penses for its clients.

“Both our­selves and the prop­erty own­ers are ec­static we won,” com­pany co-di­rec­tor Anna Wright said.

“We are very proud of the fact that we are lead­ing the way with sus­tain­able hous­ing.”

En­vis­aged by sus­tain­able com­mu­nity com­pany The Green Wing, The Sid­ing units each achieve at least a nine-star en­ergy rating by har­ness­ing the ben­e­fits of pas­sive-so­lar de­sign and in­clud­ing am­ple in­su­la­tion to en­sure min­i­mal re­liance on me­chan­i­cal heat­ing or cool­ing de­vices.

“The Green Wing was cre­ated by two cou­ples with a vi­sion to make a dif­fer­ence in the way peo­ple live in com­mu­ni­ties and we were priv­i­leged to help them re­alise this dream with The Sid­ing,” Mrs Wright said.

The awards recog­nise the best in en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble hous­ing across 12 award cat­e­gories.

The award-win­ning Sid­ing devel­op­ment in Lath­lain.

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