Sustainable Home Tips: North Harbour’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

January 9, 2023

Interior design

Where you Build is Just as Important as how you Build

Before laying the foundation for an environmentally sustainable home, the community you choose plays a pivotal role. North Harbour masterfully integrates the historical and environmental essence of Burpengary East in the Moreton Bay Region. Over 55% of the area (420 Hectares) is dedicated to open spaces, ensuring harmony with the area’s natural features and promoting the eco-friendly values of the region.

Our community boasts expansive public spaces, interconnected road networks, and integrated transport. With an extensive network of footpaths and walking tracks, families can seamlessly move from one green space to another. Experience the serenity of a secluded community, while being just minutes away from the Bruce Highway. The charm of the river frontage is preserved and enhanced, with a 100m buffer of riverine vegetation along the 9km frontage to the Caboolture River. This not only protects wildlife corridors but also contributes to water quality and bank stability.

Building or Renovating for a Sustainable Home with North Harbour

For residents keen on energy-efficient housing, North Harbour offers comprehensive design guidelines. These guidelines aim for a 7-star NatHERS rating, promoting the use of solar panels, solar hot water systems, and building materials with low lifecycle energy consumption. Key sustainable design considerations include:


-Optimising passive design for solar gain

-Eaves and external shading devices for seasonal sun control

-Insulation across ceilings, roofs, and walls

-Colour choices that mitigate heat loads

-Natural cross-ventilation

-Rooftop designs for efficient solar panel positioning


Moreover, North Harbour champions renewable energy, incorporating solar-powered CCTV security cameras, solar power for our sales office, and LED lighting. Through our design guidelines, we also advocate for efficient appliances and 4-star WELS rated water fittings and fixtures, such as taps, toilets, and washing machines, to reduce waste of energy and water.


Our commitment to environmental excellence is evident in our recognition by the Envirodevelopment accreditation for all six elements of the scheme. This accolade underscores our dedication to creating a sustainable house and community for both our residents and the broader community.

Join Our Sustainable Journey

We invite you to be a part of our long-term vision for sustainability. Contact us today and consult our home builders to learn how to make your home environmentally sustainable.

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