Sustainability plays a central role in the overall design of Lucida, creating ongoing benefits for residents and the environment alike.
As a green-focused development, Lucida offers the cutting-edge technology of GENiUX which helps to reduce the development's overall carbon footprint whilst providing significant energy savings to future residents.
Carefully chosen infrastructure maximises renewable energy whilst minimising costs including solar panels, a battery storage system to store excess generated electricity and centralised hot water technology. Smart meters are also installed allowing you to track your energy use in real time.
As for the building itself, a number of sustainable design features have been incorporated which includes AFS concrete walls, and double glazed window suites with cross ventilation to create a comforting space all year round.
Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) rooftop panels will be installed to generate power for consumption by residents and common services.
This unique infrastructure, designed for boutique developments, will give residents access to renewable energy at discounted daily supply rates.
Lucida will have the latest centralised heat pump hot water technology installed. Each townhouse and apartment will gain access to a centralised system that is consistently heated to a predetermined temperature, reducing the energy demand to produce hot water.
A central Lithium Battery Storage system will be installed to capture and store the excess renewable energy generated by the PV solar panels during the day.
This will reduce residents' electricity costs as they will be able to utilise additional energy generated at a reduced rate during peak times in the evening.
The integration of smart meters allows for up to date remote monitoring and tracking of electricity and hot water consumption by residents and strata management.
GENiUX Energy own and operate the infrastructure systems relieving residents and strata management of maintenance and replacement costs.
A GENiUX support line will be provided for any service and billing enquiries, providing residents with a high level of service.
One of the key objectives of the design was to provide a building that would incorporate sustainable materials, not only for sustainability but for the long-term maintenance of the building.
Robust materials and finishes are incorporated into the design including AFS concrete walls, insitu concrete soffits, and double glazed window suites.