The Burcham apartments in Rosebery
The Fifths Estate, 1 November 2018
Developed by Stable Group and designed by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects and Durie Design Landscape, the development’s key sustainability piece is the 54kW solar array on the building’s roof and embedded electricity network that supplies energy through a single meter to the entire building. Run by the body corporate, the embedded energy network sells electricity to residents at as little as a fifth of the market’s lowest retail price. “most developers are not yet attuned to the importance of sustainability and smart technologies in residential developments but it won’t take too long” The development also has four electric vehicle charging bays, which thanks to the embedded network system, makes the cost of charging at The Burcham “much lower than anywhere else”. There are also communal green spaces, including a rooftop with “no-mow, waterwise lawns”, an outdoor kitchen, organic kitchen gardens, and a rooftop cinema.