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Hillstowe debuts with sustainability acclaim

October 3, 2019 | IN Media Release and News | BY AVID | 2 min read

AVID Property Group’s (AVID) Hillstowe has received a sustainability accolade within months of its official launch into the Victorian market, achieving 5 ‘Leaf’ EnviroDevelopment certification from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

A significant achievement for the emerging community, Hillstowe follows in the footsteps of AVIDs two other Victorian developments to achieve accreditation, which celebrates outstanding design and planning across the elements of Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.

AVID Property Group General Manager Victoria Peter Vlitas said it had been a huge couple of months for the project, officially launching in May and now achieving recognition for sustainable and environmental design.

“We are proud Hillstowe has achieved industry recognition across five ‘leaves’ as it highlights our approach to delivering a community that incorporates best practice environmental and sustainability measures for the overall wellbeing of our residents,” Mr Vlitas said.

“AVID’s carefully planned approach to sustainability includes revegetating areas with local native plants in addition to deciduous trees on streetscapes to increase solar performance of housing at Hillstowe and enhance the aesthetics of the community.

“Future residents at Hillstowe will benefit from the considered designs, with all lots in stages one through to five orientated to maximise solar amenity as well as the use of sustainable materials wherever possible in the build.

“AVID is the first developer in Australia to achieve EnviroDevelopment certifications across all of its live projects. Our two other Victorian developments – Bloomdale and Savana – have achieved a 5 leaf and 4 leaf accreditation respectively, demonstrating AVID’s commitment to sustainability.”

The UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment certification is a scientifically-based assessment scheme which independently reviews development projects to award certification across four or more elements – Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.

For more information on the UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment certification, visit www.envirodevelopment.com.au

For more information on land now available and future land releases at Hillstowe, visit https://register.avid.com.au/hillstowe/or phone 1300 159 138.

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