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How to get solar if you’re renting

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Installing solar panels on your roof may seem like a pipedream if you are among the one third of Australians who rent their home. And it may seem near impossible if you are like 2 million others in an apartment, without your own roof for panels.

But Alison Rowe from the Australian Energy Foundation says there is a way.

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The Burcham shortlisted finalist for the Institute of Architects Awards 2020

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The Burcham has been shortlisted for the Institute of Architects Awards 2020.

AJ+C’s client, The Stable Group, challenges convention in their drive to reimagine an old buiding and integrate smart and sustainable innovations in energy generation and consumption, together with how buildings can support behavioural change to lower cost and makedly improve the sense of community in apartment living.

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Shortlist 2020 NSW Architecture Awards – “Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing”

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The Burcham has been shortlisted in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards – “Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing”

The NSW Architecture Awards 2020 celebrates design excellence in architecture around the State. After hundreds of jury presentations, juries have selected a shortlist of entries representing outstanding design. Following further rigorous peer review, winners will be announced in coming months.

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Home Tour – A Smart House with a Difference

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Imagine an inner-city apartment block with technology so advanced, your house keys have been replaced by a biometric fingerprint scan. There’s a home automation system that can do everything from dim your lights to water your plants, electric vehicle charging and a way to easily monitor your personal energy usage. Plus, there are solar panels, hydronic in-slab heating, edible gardens and even a rooftop cinema. It may sound like a home from the future, but this is a real apartment block in Sydney.

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Top NSW property developments set new benchmark for sustainability in UDIA awards

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A new benchmark has been set for sustainable property development now and into the future by a crop of award-winning residential projects in NSW.

Judges across myriad categories in this year’s UDIA Crown Group Awards for Excellence commended developers on their commitment to sustainability, impressed by the range of green technologies being employed across the state.

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2019 UDIA Awards

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Winner

Medium Density Development. Above 75 Dwellings

Finalist

Excellence in Sustainability & Environmental Technology

Finalist

Urban Renewal / Adaptive Reuse

Commendation for Heritage – Creative Adaptation & Conservation at the AIA Awards

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The Burcham has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards – receiving a Commendation in Heritage Architecture. The adaptive re-use of the Wrigley’s Chewing Gum Factory into residential warehouse apartments, creatively integrated with two new 4 and 5-storey apartment buildings, creates a sense of authentic character and place that can otherwise be difficult to achieve successfully in new development.

The Burcham was also finalists in the following categories –

  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Residential Architecture
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