We place sustainability features into every Finbar development to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.
Sustainability measures we have featured within certain developments include:
Central heat pump
Traditional electric storage hot water systems are not overly efficient. Installing a central heat pump hot water system can reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions by 65% or more.
Responsible waste collection and disposal is a major consideration for apartment developments. To reduce rubbish (and future landfill) space by up to 65%, our high-rise properties feature a mechanical bin compaction unit that works in tandem with a waste chute system.
We believe that sustainability starts from the ground up. It’s why we’ve moved away from traditional methods of concrete floor slab construction and embraced the ‘Biaxial Hollow Slab’, an innovative and environmentally superior product most commonly known as BubbleDeck. BubbleDeck creates lighter and stronger floor slabs by using large, hollow plastic balls in a lattice of steel, sandwiched onto a pre-cast panel. We are proudly the pioneers of this precast concrete floor technology in Australia.
In some developments, double-glazed glass possesses excellent thermal properties that reduce the need for excessive heating and cooling.
Taking cars off the road
Our residents naturally have a reduced carbon footprint. This is because most of our developments feature attractive end-of-trip facilities (including bicycle parking) and are situated in the inner city, giving residents great alternatives to transportation by car. These include:
- The ability to walk to most amenities (and possibly their place of work)
inner city public transport.