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Green makeover for lifestyle villages and holiday parks to cut emissions and energy costs

Cleaner, greener lifestyle villages and holiday parks

Property developer Ingenia Communities is upgrading its portfolio of new and existing lifestyle villages and holiday parks with market-leading sustainability measures to lower carbon emissions and reduce electricity costs. 

30%

reduction in emissions

$75m

CEFC finance

74

lifestyle villages, holiday parks

As our portfolio and business matures we want to be at the forefront of developing more sustainable communities, providing our residents with affordable homes, lower energy costs and liveable communities that will enhance their quality of life.
Simon Owen
CEO, Ingenia Communities Group

Our investment

The CEFC has invested $75 million as a corporate loan to Ingenia Communities to encourage greater uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy across the property sector.  

Ingenia Communities will pilot the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Homes Standard across 30 new homes, providing healthy, resilient and energy efficient living options for senior Australians. The new standard will assess Australian homes against a series of sustainability measures, including carbon footprint, energy and water efficiency, ventilation, comfort and climate change resilience. 

Ingenia is investigating a range of sustainability measures to existing properties, including rooftop solar on existing homes and clubhouses, energy efficient lighting, hot water and air-conditioning systems, and clean energy supply agreements. 

our impact 

The Ingenia development pipeline of more than 3,000 homes, provides an opportunity to innovate in terms of sustainable community and home design. Ingenia has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 30 per cent in the next five years as it targets a carbon neutral operation by 2035. Buildings account for more than half of Australia’s electricity consumption1 and almost a quarter of national emissions. Cleaner and greener homes produce fewer emissions and cost less to heat and cool. This in turn helps Australia make significant advances in decarbonisation. 

1. Property Council of Australia, Every building counts, October 2019 

Last updated 11 February 2021. National, Property, Energy efficiency