Thursday, April 25, 2024

Yarra thinks green for World Habitat Day

To mark World Habitat Day today, City of Yarra Council is encouraging developers and designers to check how green their development proposals are by using the Green Factor Tool for new developments.

“We have partnered with the City of Melbourne, Moreland City Council and City of Port Phillip to promote the use of the City of Melbourne’s tool to create greener, more sustainable buildings,” Council said in a statement.

The online tool is designed to help landscape designers, architects, planners and developers benchmark and improve the effectiveness of their green infrastructure designs. Green infrastructure includes elements related to vegetation, soil, drainage and irrigation.

“The tool, developed based on research from the University of Melbourne, will help new building designs to reduce urban heat, enhance biodiversity, use water sensitively and improve mental wellbeing through increased urban greening,” said Council.

“We’re working in partnership to create a greener, more sustainable future and to support zero carbon developments.”

Developers and designers can check their Green Factor score and submit the scorecard with your planning permit application.

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