Liv Apartments on journey to achieve One Planet Living certification
January 31, 2017 Leave a comment
Good to see the Liv Apartments now under construction in the East End precinct (opposite Heirloom) will be the first apartment development in WA to sign up to the world’s leading green communities framework
Liv Apartments is the first apartment development in Western Australia to be registered in the One Planet Living (OPL) program, helping keep Fremantle on track as global trailblazers in sustainable living. The City of Fremantle was only the second city in the world to achieve recognition as a One Planet City in September 2014. If successful, Liv Apartments would be only the fifth endorsed One Planet Community in Australia and one of fewer than 20 worldwide.
For those of you that haven’t heard of it before, OPL is a sustainability measure with a vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives utilising their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. The OPL Framework is based on ten principles covering areas such as carbon, waste, transport, food and water. Bioregional Australia Foundation manages the OPL certification in Australia.
All 166 units comprising Liv Apartments will feature environmental, energy and water saving initiatives intended to reduce household bills and energy consumption. These include solar panels, edible gardens, landscape irrigation, a waste reduction strategy, energy saving ceiling fans and public plaza space with lawn.
See the Liv Apartments website at http://www.livapartments.com.au to find out more.