COVID-induced downturns did little to hamper the growth of several eco-conscious developers.
The reason is obvious: these builders and developers construct communities with the overriding mission for energy efficiency, affordability and sustainable growth.
The team at The Real Estate Voice summarises notable construction companies for whom long-term environmental benefits are the bottom line.
Founded in 2010, Melbourne company Milieu offers state-of-the-art built communities in the property development, design, hospitality, culture and arts arenas.
Its aims, qualifications and certifications include Certified B-Corp, sustainable policies, due diligence and indigenous recognition.
Ecoliv Sustainable Buildings
Established in 2008 to meet the need for sustainable building, Ecoliv constructs prefabricated homes and commercial buildings with resource-efficient, environmentally sustainable and affordable housing options.
This adaptive and responsive green company delivers prebuilt homes onsite throughout Australia, across land and water.
Not-for-profit Melbourne organisation Nightingale Housing prides itself on building less and giving more.
In its sustainable construction mission, Nightingale Housing endeavours to remove second bathrooms, laundries and basement parking in favour of communal gardens and healthy, comfortable homes.
These features include double glazing, standard-setting insulation and 100 per cent certified green power.
Green Homes Australia and Green Homes New Zealand
As the name suggests, creating green homes is the lifeblood of this multinational community developer.
Green Homes Australia and Green Homes New Zealand offer custom-built residences with some of the market’s highest-rated eco-credentials.
The company does this with an emphasis on architectural inspiration and a nature-based design palette.
Design Builders New Zealand
The dream of owning an original home becomes a reality with Design Builders New Zealand.
Catering to the unique needs of individual clients starts with a pencil and blank sheet of paper and materialises into affordable, adaptable and environmentally certified residences of architectural inspiration and customised ideology.
Blue Eco Homes
Constructing energy-efficient, healthy and comfortable homes that reduce the user’s carbon footprint is the main aim of this Sydney-based eco builder.
Blue Eco Homes is proudly family-owned, multi-award-winning and offers certified green builders and certified Passive Haus tradespersons in its creation of custom homes and concept houses that fulfil aesthetic and environmental outcomes.
How to build with eco-conscious principles
Developers and builders who endorse sustainable communities ensure that:
The built environment reduces carbon footprint;
Are supported by ecological certifications, standards and qualifications;
Create homes and communities that offer energy efficiency through the application of green power and other measures;
Wherever possible, abide by Passive Haus principles, which ultimately require minimal energy for heating and cooling.