Sustainable design is a tool that can increase the operational efficiency of any aged care facility. Incorporating sustainable design features in the development of new buildings or the renovation of existing buildings can result in cost savings in building operations. In addition to solar passive design, a facility’s ability to produce its own electricity, heating, capture rain water, reduce energy and water consumption, and waste reduction and management can reduce the reliance on external non-renewable services, and can help offset running costs. This can free up more money to be spent on improving resident care and enriching the quality of life in the facility.
We believe that the greater incorporation of sustainability into our Aged Care industry can not only reduce our environmental impact but enhance the experience of both residents and staff, and strengthen the position of any Aged Care provider across the industry.