96 Rutland Avenue
Lathlain WA 6100
Resident Led Development
Legal Structure: Tenants in Common
Project Status: Lived in
Green Fabric endorses projects that demonstrate, or are currently in the process of demonstrating, sustainable community building & living in their Social Fabric; by providing opportunities for community to be involved during the project as well as after the project is completed, and in their Built Fabric; by achieving a minimum &/or average energy rating of 8+ stars with Life Cycle Design Analysis showing a saving in carbon emissions of at least 70% &/or accredited Sustainability Certification.
Rutland Ave, Lathlain WA
The Green Swing’s first development, Genesis was unique & ground breaking. The development consists of a combination of two apartments & two town houses & used different construction materials for each building, including double brick with cavity insulation, reverse brick veneer & straw bale.
Its custom design restricted car access to the periphery, providing quality open & green spaces between the dwellings & at the rear.
Passive solar design resulted in 8-10 star energy ratings; the 10-star 2-storey townhouse is thought to be a first. Solar PV, hot water & the like were a given for the developers. Implementing water saving measures were challenging; an exemption was granted for the use of rainwater & grey water dispersal in a strata development.
Life Cycle Design analysis was conducted for each building with results ranging from carbon neutral for one of the townhouses, to a 56% saving for the two apartments.
The team also set an example by revegetating the neighbouring sump, converting it into a community garden, beautifying to create more green space in our urban areas. The sump garden is maintained by the neighbours with support from the Local Community Garden Association.
The Green Swing was founded by two couples, Helmuth & Eugenie Stockmann & Mark & Alana Dowley with the aim of contributing towards a more sustainable community. The couples both live in Genesis & with the development of The Siding, the creation of the sump community garden & planting of the urban orchard, are making a different in their street & the wider Victoria Park community.
Lathlain WA 6100
Common Spaces/facilities & Services
Visitor Bays: 1
Rainwater plumbed to whole of house, used for toilet & washing machine
Community bore for irrigation
Low VOC paints
Extensive use of recycled materials
Life cycle design analysis results, from 56% savings carbon emissions for apartments, to carbon neutral for straw bale townhouse.
At A Glance
|Kind Of Build:||New Build|
|Looking for Residents:||No|
|Number of Dwellings:||Proposed: 4 / Available: 0|
|Form of ownership:||To Own|