What is a Green Star retirement village?



With Australia’s population ageing at rapid pace, it is more important than ever that we invest in the future of retirees. By 2030, it is expected that around a fifth of the population will be over 65, and this figure is anticipated to increase to one if four people by 2050.

Green Star retirement living villages offer retirees a better way to live, while reducing the cost of living with lower energy and water bills.

To receive a Green Star rating the retirement village must be assessed for its design, construction and the ongoing sustainability of homes and additional buildings onsite, for example if it has a community centre or fitness centre.

Also taken into account is the use of open space and residents’ proximity to shops, medical facilities, bus and rail transport.

Here’s how a Green Star rating benefits a retirement living village:

Healthy living:

Better indoor environments that reduce rates of respiratory disease, allergy, asthma and sick building symptoms.

Financial savings:

Green Star rated retirement living villages are energy efficient, water saving homes, with vital amenities on the doorstep. They are cheaper to operate and help residents to save on travel costs due to the onsite facilities.

Competitive advantage:

A Green Star rating delivers a defining edge in a crowded marketplace. Buyers and residents in a Green Star retirement living village can be assured that the environment they are living in is truly green and sustainable.



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