Horizon Housing Company (HHC) is set to boost its eco-credentials by building Australia’s first boutique, affordable residential project. HHC’s EKO:BODE project, which is currently under construction on Monaco Street at Surfers Paradise, will receive full certification in all six EnviroDevelopment elements, including ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community. The development will target net zero energy costs and embrace the concept of communal facilities, including shared laundries, lounges, kitchens, an on-site vegetable garden and bike racks. Rainwater tanks and solar panels will also be installed, along with a suite of eco-friendly fittings and finishes throughout the building. EKO:BODE will be completed this year and be awarded top honors under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment scheme.
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