It looks like the sustainability imperative is striking everyone from manufacturers, home-owners and now local councils. The Glen Eira Council, the government body for real estate in Carnegie, is embracing the sun in a big way.
In an attempt to reduce the environmental impact of the high-energy Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre and the Town Hall, local residents will soon be seeing two major solar projects being installed on this pair of iconic buildings.
“Council has an ongoing commitment to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions,” said mayor Neil Pilling.
“Installing these two major solar [photovoltaic] systems will reduce Council’s energy cost by approximately $30,000 each year.”
Are you thinking of going green with your Carnegie real estate? With the cost of solar power decreasing every year, you might be surprised by how much it could help you save on your utility bills. According to one study from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts, a home could save between $175 and $350 a year just by switching to solar hot water heating, let alone a full photovoltaic cell system.
That’s a pretty significant saving for just one small addition to the roof of your property – imagine what installing a full photovoltaic system like the Council could do for your own home!
Of course, you might be more interested in buying a home that already has these kinds of additions. To make sure you get the full (green) picture on local property, make sure to get in touch with the local real estate experts. Matt Hurlston and the team at Ray White Carnegie can help you discover the next generation of green real estate for sale in Glen Eira!