Materials

This considers the use of recycled, reused, renewable, non-toxic and locally sourced materials, and materials with low lifecycle energy.

Objective

Environmentally responsible material usage.

Target

Development that predominantly utilises environmentally responsible materials to lower environmental impacts in preference to other materials when such options are available and feasible, without significantly jeopardising the functionality or liveability of the development.

Materials

Principles

  • Encourage selection of materials from environmentally responsible sources such as:
    • reused resources (including buildings, structures and materials)
    • recycled resources
    • renewable sources
    • non-polluting sources
    • low lifecycle energy materials (i.e. encourage choice of materials that are not energy-intensive to produce, locally available and durable)
    • materials that are low emission and do not emit toxic gases or dangerous particles
  • Encourage high indoor air quality through choice of materials
  • Maintain design and performance standards
  • Encourage the use of materials that can be recycled or reused at the end life of the development
  • Maintain affordability within reasonable parameters

Standards

 

Industry

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