The Briggs and Jackomos residences, a student residential development at Monash University, have achieved a Green Star multi-unit residential as built v1 rating.
The Briggs and Jackomos residences at Monash University are the first Australian multi-unit residential projects to achieve a Green Star rating for sustainable construction.
The Briggs and Jackomos residences are also the first Australian university student residence to offer low-cost housing funded through the National Rental and Affordability Scheme.
Romilly Madew, Green Building Council of Australia CEO, say Monash has demonstrated that sustainability can be affordable and achievable on a modest budget.
“We congratulate the team at Monash University for demonstrating that sustainable outcomes are compatible with affordable housing,” Madew says.
The Briggs and Jackomos residences comprise two five-storey buildings, each capable of housing 300 students.
Throughout construction, the project team endeavored to minimise environmental impacts by modularising and prefabricating where possible, and in the use of sustainable materials.
Sustainable features include:
Greywater treatment facility
150,000 litreL water storage facility that blends grey and rainwater
Garden beds and orchards to harvest food
153 kilowatt photovoltaic system (the largest residential solar installation in Australia)
Trickle ventilators to increase the provision of outside air