low carbon living

Apartment retrofit plan  

The document to put everyone on the same page and help deliver change.

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The process:

    1. We prompt you on the key information needed to understand the specifics of your apartment or multi-unit townhouse building.
    2. Based on your inputs and scope of work selection we prepare an action plan for your existing apartment block / multi-unit development

The outputs:

The action plan will create a path to

    1. get off gas, go all electric
    2. improve energy efficiency
    3. improve comfort
    4. incorporate new technologies such as PV solar, EV infrastructure and others
    5. reduce waste

The benefits:

The capital improvement measures will help future proof the building assets. The measures will

    1. help save occupants ongoing energy costs
    2. make dwellings more attractive to renters,
    3. provide capital value growth
    4. while delivering more sustainable buildings that can be run to be operationally carbon neutral.

Key elements:

    • Identify appliances and services
    • Understand reliance on energy sources
    • Assess the building fabric (walls, roof and floor construction) to understand insulation levels
    • Identify potential new services locations and technologies to optimize the value of installations
    • Check potential capacity of the roof space for solar PV
    • Our report(s) are documented for readability of owners corporation members. If requested we can address an OC meeting.

Upgrading an existing apartment building with decent size rooms to current comfort and efficiency standards is the low carbon more sustainable and less expensive option when compared to demolishing and building new again. This is the solution for our existing apartment and multi-unit residential buildings.

What resident and architect Ying-Lan Dann from the owners corporation said:

“LID was engaged to undertake a sustainability report examining the feasibility of transitioning our 33-unit 1960s apartment block toward more sustainable energy sources. They provided a very thorough report including input from relevant sub-consultants, blue sky aims and preliminary costs. The report has formed the basis of critical ongoing work that our Owner’s Corporation is doing to future-proof our apartments; we could not have progressed this work without LID’s expertise and professionalism”.

Talk to us if you want a plan for how your apartment building can embrace new technologies, low carbon living and lower ongoing operational costs.

Apartment retrofit plan
The sustainable, simpler and less expensive option is usually to retain and retrofit our existing apartments. Often older apartments have other benefits such as larger rooms. 
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Understanding services provision in buildings