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This includes selecting the appropriate materials, layouts and built form, employing passive solar design principles, and planning for the re-use of water and ongoing maintenance.
Apartment developments which incorporate energy efficient practices will lead to efficiencies for occupants by reducing the cost of supplying energy.
The increased public awareness of green issues, the potential energy use certification of apartments (as in Australia), and the need to comply with a ratings tool such as Homestar, will continue to make this an important aspect of apartment building design.
To design a sustainable apartment building, consider:
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
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The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.