WA's Greenest Apartments
Yolk Property Group’s innovative Evermore WGV project at LandCorp’s WGV estate in White Gum Valley will deliver 24 highly sustainable apartments powered by cutting-edge solar photovoltaics and lithium battery technology.
Co-Director of Yolk Property Group Pete Adams said Evermore WGV aims to go above and beyond the standard sustainability practices currently employed in the industry to create apartments others will use as a benchmark.
“Every aspect of this development is being shaped by our goal to make these apartments as sustainable and close to zero-carbon as possible – we want to create the greenest apartments Perth has ever seen,” Mr Adams said.
Evermore WGV will play a role in a pilot program led by Curtin University at the WGV estate, examining how to increase the uptake of solar photovoltaics in strata residential developments, in partnership with LandCorp, Solar Balance, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Low Carbon Living Cooperative Research Centre and CSIRO.
Jemma Green, a research fellow from the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute who is leading the program, said their research has developed a governance framework and micro-grid system for solar PV and batteries in strata residential developments, a first for Australia.
“Our research has revealed that solar PV and lithium battery storage technology can supply up to 80 percent of power needs leading to a significant saving on power bills as electricity from the grid is reduced dramatically,”
“Traditionally developers have not used this technology due to the higher cost of batteries, but with these costs now reducing rapidly and the with the assistance of ARENA we are able to demonstrate at Evermore WGV how this technology can work to the advantage of apartment owners,” Ms Green said.
For more information visit: www.evermorewgv.com.au.