A Fresh Approach

Westcross Projects is a family property development company based in Perth. They have a particular emphasis on maximising the triple bottom line values of environmental, social and economic performance. From the outset, we liked the look of the designs proposed for their soon to be released Central Park Development in Mandurah. They focus on design quality rather than product quantity which is a definite point of difference amongst others in the detached residential market. eTool was given the task of offering design options to bring the houses to operational carbon neutral in the most cost effective manner to Westcross and the final owners of the homes. The base design chosen for this process was the “House Type A”, which is one of a number of standard houses and land packages being offered at Central Park Mandurah.

Project Details

Project Features

House Type A Standard

Impact AreaTotal CO2e / Year / occupant (kg CO2e)% Saved Against BenchmarkeTool Medal
Embodied Carbon83044%Silver_medal
Operational Carbon1,78931%Silver_medal
Total Carbon2,62036%Silver_medal

House Type A Eco Pack

Impact AreaTotal CO2e / Year / occupant (kg CO2e)% Saved Against BenchmarkeTool Medal
Embodied Carbon69154%Silver_medal
Operational Carbon-12100%Platinum_medal
Total Carbon94277%

This assessment was conducted by Rich

Rich Haynes