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Elmwood is a Multi Award Winning Development

Elmwood are the proud winners of three building industry awards so far in 2013. The latest accolade was awarded by the Master Builders Association of Victoria with Elmwood receiving top honours for the Best Integrated Housing Development in the entire state of Victoria.

Elmwood overcame strong applications from housing developers throughout Victoria to take first place. The visiting judges were impressed by Elmwood's scope and quality of construction, housing design and execution, value for money, sustainability and innovation.

Brendon Collins of Elmwood said "After all the hard work and years of planning that has gone in to Elmwood, it is fabulous to be recognised like this by best in the building industry. We take pride in perfecting the smallest details as well as the big picture and this award is proof of a job done to the best of everyone's abilities. It's also great to have the best housing development in the state of Victoria in Wodonga."

The state award was a fitting result after Elmwood won the 2013 North East Regional Building Award earlier in the year.

Elmwood also entered and won the 2013 Excellence in Regional Building Awards for Best Multi Unit Development with the Master Builders Association of New South Wales. 

To be judged and awarded by the leading building industry bodies of the most developed states in Australia is certainly an impressive achievement for the Elmwood team and Albury Wodonga. 

 


 

Elmwood scores highly in independent eco review

Green Moves Australia is an organisation that specialises in assisting the public to rent, buy, sell or build and renovate cost effective, high performance, sustainable homes.

Green Moves were so impressed by Elmwood that it has been listed as a feature property on the Green Moves Website - check it out at www.greenmoves.com.au/property/elmwoodvilla

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Living the Elmwood way saves the hip pocket!

Further research into sustainable housing shows that ongoing running costs of an Elmwood house with an 8 or 9 star energy rating will save you considerable energy and operating costs.

Because Elmwood is leading the way with its sustainability initiatives it has been hard to secure statistics which deliver quantifiable figures for running costs. However based on the following data it is possible to extrapolate the running costs of an Elmwood home which is approximately $540 each year for our 8 star homes and $425 for our 9 star homes... that’s a 48% - 62% saving when compared to a six star home. Savings are even greater when compared to older less energy efficient homes constructed when building codes did not include a minimum efficiency requirement.

Average Household Running Costs
House Energy RatingRunning Costs per yearRunning Costs over 10 yearsRunning Costs in 5 years time
0 Star $3,800 $38,000 $7,600
1 Star $3,000 $30,000 $6,000
2 Star $2,200 $22,000 $4,400
3 Star $1,800 $18,000 $3,600
4 Star $1,400 $14,000 $2,800
5 Star $1,120 $11,200 $2,200
6 Star $880 $8,800 $1,600

Elmwood 8 Star $540 or less $5,400 or less $975 or less
Elmwood 9 Star $425 or less $4,250 or less $760 or less

Source: ACT Canberra EER Study 2006

 


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Elmwood are the proud winners of three building industry awards so far in 2013. The latest accolade was awarded by the Master Builders Association of Victoria with Elmwood receiving top honours for the Best Integrated Housing Development in the entire state of Victoria.

 

Elmwood overcame strong applications from housing developers throughout Victoria to take first place. The visiting judges were impressed by Elmwood's scope and quality of construction, housing design and execution, value for money, sustainability and innovation. Brendon Collins of Elmwood said "After all the hard work and years of planning that has gone in to Elmwood, it is fabulous to be recognised like this by best in the building industry. We take pride in perfecting the smallest details as well as the big picture and this award is proof of a job done to the best of everyone's abilities. It's also great to have the best housing development in the state of Victoria in Wodonga."

 

The state award was a fitting result after Elmwood won the 2013 North East Regional Building Award earlier in the year.

 

Elmwood also entered and won the 2013 Excellence in Regional Building Awards for Best Multi Unit Development with the Master Builders Association of New South Wales. 

 

To be judged and awarded by the leading building industry bodies of the most developed states in Australia is certainly an impressive achievement for the Elmwood team and Albury Wodonga. 

 

PDFEcoView Elmwood Report (356 KB)