Smart urban design with Big Hanna
Developers who present environmentally smart plans to councils get better returns, especially if a sound waste minimisation strategy is included. Some Australasian cities, for example, will require new multi-unit dwellings to have a common area for waste sorting and recycling. How do you get the best return on this mandatory requirement? With its small physical footprint and ability to be located inside, Big Hanna is the perfect residential composting solution! Body corporates are ideally placed to manage Big Hanna for the use of all residents. The concept is well-proven at sites such as One Brighton, UK.
One Brighton – One Planet, One Address
One Brighton is a development of 172 apartments in Brighton, UK. Construction started in 2008 and building materials were selected for their high performance and reduced impact. A Big Hanna T60 composter was installed and the first residents moved in during 2009.
As well as Big Hanna, One Brighton’s sustainability features include roof terrace gardens, a living roof planted with cliff-top vegetation, a Binder biomass boiler, photovoltaics, a community centre and a sustainable foods cafe which began life as the construction site canteen.
There are organic vegetable box delivery points and a green caretaker to ensure smooth running of facilities including the Big Hanna composter and the Binder biomass boiler.
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