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Have You Considered Environmentally Sustainable Developments?


The Shire of Northam encourages environmentally sustainable building and planning projects by incorporating sustainable energy, water and waste practises.

To find our more information on accreditation, and how your future home or business can work towards a better planet, visit the following webpages.


Green Star Developments

Green Building incorporates principles of sustainable development – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future.

Green building:

  • has design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants.
  • promotes efficiency – it can reduce construction and ongoing performance costs significantly.
  • uses resources effectively and creates healthier environments for people to live and work in.

What is Green Star?

Green Star tools offer a framework of best practice benchmarks for sustainability – to help you develop a green building.,document%20based%20assessment%2C%20undertaken%20online.



EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews development projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance across four or more of the provided elements – Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.

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One Planet Living

Provide a range of sustainability consultancy services that make it easier for people to live sustainable lives within the planet's boundaries by:

helping major developers create pioneering eco-communities

supporting businesses, including retailers, to create sustainable products and services

delivering projects with communities around the world to enable them to take local climate action and build their environmental resilience

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Living Community Building Challenge.

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?

Create buildings that generate more energy than they use, capture and treat all water on site, and are made using healthy materials. The Living Building Challenge framework creates spaces that reconnect occupants with nature. Find out more here: