Eco Tip

Along with reduced running costs, homes with high star energy ratings add to the property’s market value.

Energy Efficient Homes

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a system that assesses the thermal comfort of homes on a scale of 0 to 10 stars. The more stars, the more efficient your home and the less likely you will require additional heating or cooling to stay comfortable. Higher rated homes use the natural cooling and warming conditions of the seasons to maintain a pleasant living environment. Homes with less heating and cooling requirements consume less electricity, gas and water which lowers energy usage, reducing living costs and are a step towards sustainable living.

Each Elmwood townhouse is scrutinised by an accredited assessor taking into consideration:
- the layout of the home
- the building fabric ie. roof type, walls, windows and floor coverings and insulation
- the orientation of windows and shading to the suns path and local breezes
- how well these suit the local climate

All Elmwood townhouses meet and exceed Victoria’s minimum 6 star energy rating requirement. Most Elmwood homes have been given an 8 or 9 star energy rating - a very high level of efficiency.

6 to 9 Star Energy Rated Homes (Depending on plan selected)

6 to 9 Star Energy Rated Homes (Depending on plan selected)