Numerous sustainable initiatives led to Phase 2 of Element 27 receiving a 5 Star Rating, including the rooftop photovoltaic system seen here.
Phase 2 of Sentinel's Element 27 Build to Rent apartment community in Subiaco (Perth), Western Australia, has successfully achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.3 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The 5 Star Green Star certified rating represents Australian Excellence, demonstrating that the project has achieved a high standard of design and efficiency in construction, and verifying the environmental and social outcomes Sentinel set out to achieve.
Founded by the Green Building Council of Australia in 2003, Green Star is an internationally recognised rating system developed for the Australian environment that sets the standard for healthy, resilient, positive buildings and places.
Keith Lucas, Managing Director of Sentinel in Australia, said "We're committed to delivering high quality and sustainable Built to Rent communities in Australia that prioritise environmental performance and provide our residents with an opportunity to live greener. Having these commitments recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia is key to showcasing our focus on bringing more sustainable housing choices to the market."
Key sustainability features at Element 27 include electric car charging stations, a 30kW photovoltaic system for common area energy usage, a rainwater and grey-water recycling system, specialty waste streams, access to a centralised geothermal system, energy-efficient appliances and a leading 8-star NatHERS rating.
In 2021, Phase 1 of Element 27 also achieved its status as the first Carbon Neutral Certified apartment building in Australia, following Sentinel’s close work with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Climate Active and Stantec's Sustainability team to pioneer a certification methodology for the Build to Rent model that acknowledges the sector’s unique potential for ongoing energy leadership in the residential sector.
Sentinel currently has more than 1,300 Build to Rent units under various stages of development throughout Australia. Read more about our Australian Build to Rent Projects and our Sustainability achievements.