Yes, the Enviroswim experience is all about the look and feel of crystal clear water. But there is a very serious purpose behind creating the world’s safest and most effective water sanitizer: it has no harmful side-effects, neither on bathers or the environment. This must be why it’s the system of choice for this state of the art eco-friendly house just outside Brisbane.
A team of builders and interior designers set out to design the home on Sunrise Drive, Ocean View, with their main focus being that it had to be environmentally friendly and tap into people’s growing interest in sustainable living.
“A lot of planning was put into the design and positioning of the house to ensure the use of natural cooling and heating elements and to optimise comfort,” Endeavour Foundation’s Leanne Ferris said. “We wanted to make sure that every detail of the home reflected an eco-friendly lifestyle, with the inclusion of water tanks, energy-efficient lighting, solar-powered heating, a native garden, as well as the home being positioned right amongst nature, with spectacular panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains.”
The Endeavour Foundation prize home has been awarded certification by the national green rating tool Enviro development for meeting the requirements for all six elements to make it sustainable, which includes ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.
“Reduced operating costs are one of the most appealing aspects of EnviroDevelopment certification, as not only do owners save money, but our certification has the positive effect of increasing the property’s value,” National EnviroDevelopment Manager Valerie Bares said. “This home is particularly effective when it comes to reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. It has been developed with a clear vision of defined environmental sustainability and liveability goals.”
The home’s 45,000 litre rainwater storage tanks are ample to service the home, native-landscaped garden and in-ground swimming pool.
The Enviroswim ES3 has been installed to ensure optimum efficacy with minimal maintenance costs. Unlike pools that use toxic chemicals such as chlorine, this pool will do no harm to the environment, the water being so pure it can be used to water the plants surrounding the pool.
The house with its seven-star Building Energy rating system (BERS) serves as a source of inspiration to homeowners, who may want to transform or redesign their homes to make them more eco-friendly.
“Before starting any work, plan ahead for what can be reused or recycled and spend the time to research materials which are eco-friendly. Always look at the design of the layout first, as a lot of energy savings can be achieved with placing windows on the right façade, and adding awnings, pelmets and curtains for example.”
EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews development projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance across four or more of the provided elements - Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.
EnviroDevelopment serves to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and, thereby, select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles.
Certified developments will have been carefully designed to protect the environment and use resources responsibly, whilst offering a range of benefits to homeowners, industry and government. These developments are entitled to advertise their achievements by displaying a range of EnviroDevelopment icons. Where you see the EnviroDevelopment logo on advertising, you will know that the development has been designed to be friendlier to the environment.
Similarly, where you see the Enviroswim logo on a swimming pool sanitation system, you can swim in the knowledge that the water will have no ad verse effects on you or the environment. Working together with enlightened companies like EnviroDevelopment, we can enjoy a healthier life-style today while knowing we are taking care of the environment for the future.
If you’d like to know more about the world’s most eco-friendly swimming pools, please get in touch via our contact page www.enviroswim.com/contact