Sustainability in construction involves building homes that take the natural environment into account – considering the social, economic and environmental impact they have, both in the present day and well into the future. The goal of sustainability in construction is to reduce the footprint of home-building on the environment by utilising energy efficient initiatives, sustainable development practices and green technology.
At Sienna Homes, we take sustainability in construction seriously and are committed to improving the environmental impact and performance of the homes we build. When buildings and homes are well-designed and resource-efficient, sustainable towns and cities become a reality.
So, what are the benefits of sustainable construction?
The benefits of sustainable construction are plenty. Sustainable construction promotes healthy living, cost reduction and contributes to the protection of our natural environment.
At Sienna Homes, we offer a variety of energy efficient inclusions such as double glazing (for townhomes & Urban new build customers), solar hot water systems and high-quality insulation. We also recycle the majority of our building waste to ensure our environmental footprint is as small as possible.
Quality of life
Sustainable building is not only great for the natural environment; it also promotes healthy living. Office buildings that are environmentally-friendly are well known for improving productivity, cognitive function, and wellbeing in employees – and the same goes for homes.
Safer, less toxic building materials provide homeowners with significant health benefits and quality of life. Non-sustainable materials such as paints and carpets can have a major impact on our health, which is why we use low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and offer gas-free heating solutions and appliances to Verve and Urban (new build) customers and in some of our townhome developments.
When homes are constructed sustainably, the cost savings can be significant for both the builder and the homeowner.
When managed properly, sustainable construction uses fewer resources than traditional home building and those savings are passed on to homeowners.
When your home is designed sustainably, you’ll also feel the benefits in lower electricity, water and heating & cooling bills.
At Sienna Homes, we are proud to offer carbon offsetting through Greenfleet, which is included in every new townhome development and offered as an upgrade for Verve and Urban (new build) customers.
Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s first carbon offset provider who are committed to protecting our climate by restoring forests. They plant native biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to restore critical ecosystems and capture carbon emissions on behalf of supporters like Sienna Homes.
Fighting climate change is another significant benefit of sustainability in construction. When recycled materials are used during the construction process, waste is reduced, but there are other ways that it protects the environment too.
When windows, ceilings and walls are well insulated, it ensures that minimal energy is wasted. Taking house-orientation and window placement into account can help to maximise natural light and influence room temperatures which means less energy usage in your home.
Sienna Homes is a Green Living accredited builder, which means we have been recognised by the Master Builders Association (MBAV) for implementing and executing environmentally-responsible residential building practices.
Are you ready?
If you’re ready to explore the benefits of sustainable construction with Sienna Homes, contact us and we’ll answer all of your questions.