The City of Melville encourages the development of sustainable homes.
Whether you are building, renovating or wanting a more comfortable and eco-friendly home, there are a number of options to reduce your energy and water consumption and have a healthier and greener home. Around 26% of the energy used in a house is for heating and cooling. In addition, 31% is used for heating water and 16% for refrigeration. There are simple, cost effective ways to reduce your energy bills along with some replacement strategies in existing homes that will save you money over time.
A healthy home is one that uses mostly natural ventilation and sunlight for lighting, heating and cooling and mostly avoids volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in its construction and furnishings and toxic chemicals for cleaning.
- To view the Sustainable Residential Development and Building Design Policy please click here.
- Residential Design Checklist please click here.
- Residential Design Guidelines please click here.
- Energy Efficiency in New Houses and Additions click here.
- For additional information on Sustainable living please click here