Passive solar design = less energy usage and cost
- Walmer’s perimeter terraces not only provide architectural elegance to the building, they offer excellent solar design qualities – allowing in natural warmth in winter and protecting you from the sun and its radiant heat in summer.
- By placing sliding doors in the right locations in apartments, Bates Smart deliver a building with outstanding crossflow ventilation.
- The orientation of the building, along with the location of habitable rooms at the perimeter of apartments, ensure all residences benefit from solar penetration.
Energy efficient building envelope and infrastructure = less cost to residents and owners corporation
- All Walmer apartments feature double-glazed windows, providing outstanding views across the surrounding river environment and delivering:
excellent internal daylight without the need to use lights thermal protection from varied outside conditions.
- External apartment walls include high-quality insulation to ensure thermal and acoustic comfort.
- When required, the project delivers high-efficiency lighting and air conditioning systems throughout all apartments, delivering direct savings to your apartment and building operating costs.
Electric vehicle ready
Your private basement car park allows for the easy installation of charge points for electric cars, should you wish to opt for this transport option in the future.
Less water usage = better environment and lower costs
- Water usage in your apartment and Walmer common areas has been targeted for reduction in a number of ways, including:
harvesting rainwater from the expansive landscaped terraces and the porte cochere. inclusion of water-efficient fixtures and fittings throughout from leading designers such as Gessi and Gaggenau.
Less Promotion of sustainable transport usage = healthier environment
- Described as a ‘walker’s paradise’, Walmer has been rated 93/100 on walkscore.com due to its enviable location with hundreds of daily amenities all within easy walking distance.
- Living in this premier location – directly on a tram super stop and adjoining Melbourne’s best bike path – allows you to reduce your reliance on car transport. Jump on a tram to travel to the city in a flash; or walk or cycle to your destination.
- A large bike storage facility and workshop in Walmer’s basement makes it easy for you to access and maintain your bike.