We use sustainable design assessments to determine where
environmentally sustainable design has been carefully considered and planned in
your medium-scale development.
You can view helpful information to work out whether your development is medium or large-scale.
The plan must:
- demonstrate how the 10 key sustainable design categories have
- identify relevant sustainability targets and
- document how targets and performance standards
will be achieved.
You will need...
Associated appendices demonstrating sustainability initiatives depending on your commitments using tools
such as STORM, JV3, FirsRATE5, NatHERS, etc (or equivalent).
A set of plans that shows every environmentally
sustainable design element mentioned in the sustainable design assessment.
- A sustainable design assessment that is based on:
While you can prepare the paperwork yourself, we strongly
recommend you seek help from a qualified sustainability professional.
When to submit
You should submit
your sustainable design assessment with your planning permit documents.
Advice for completing the paperwork
Always use very
clear and definite language when describing the sustainability elements of the
should say ‘all lighting in dwellings will be energy efficient LED lighting’.
say ‘energy efficient light fittings will be used where practical’.