Building a sustainable community
National Lifestyle Villages builds sustainable communities
National Lifestyle Villages Green Steps Program
We are the long-term custodians of the land our Villages are located on, and as such, we want to have a positive environmental influence. As such, we are proud to provide an enjoyable and comfortable living environment that retains and attracts local flora and fauna.
What’s more, it’s a smart way to build and saves you money in heating, cooling and water usage.
With this philosophy in mind, since National Lifestyle Villages began, we have implemented a Green Steps Program that includes the following:Enquire Now
1Protecting the landscape
We aim to maintain mature trees, which provide natural shade, enrich the soil and protect the habitat of the local wildlife.
2Better water management
We are waterwise, using water economically, with AAA rated outlets. Our Villages are designed to reduce wasteful surface water run-off, making every drop count through ‘groundwater recharge’ methods that return water to the water-table.
Wherever possible, we use non-drinking water and waste-water to water gardens. We use sub-surface reticulation which cuts down on waste through evaporation and sends the water to where it’s really needed – the roots.
Our ground-staff monitor our water use carefully, check water quality and work hard to maximise the efficiency of our water usage.
The homes in our communities are carefully designed to make them more energy efficient, providing extra warmth from the winter sun and natural ventilation in the summer.
High levels of insulation to all roofs and walls mean less need for heaters and air-conditioners, reducing energy use in the homes while concrete flooring to all new homes helps keep hot air out in summer and warm air in during the winter.
Energy-efficient lighting saves energy, and we embrace the use of alternate energy sources such as solar, wind and other renewable natural resources.
In most of our communities we have invested in Asset Recovery Centres (ARC’s). These are provided as a communal place to deposit and reuse everything that is recyclable, including organic waste.
Community-scale composting using worm farms and chickens provides a valuable use for our organic waste. Where possible, non-organic waste is also recycled.
5Carbon emissions management
Greenhouse Gases (GHG) have an impact on climate change and drive global warming. NLV works hard each year to reduce our environmental footprint and minimise the production of GHGs.
"Robyn’s life is one big party"
It’s an undeniable fact that a large number of men and women enter their middle years alone. After the division of assets, not many are left as financially secure as they would like to be.
Robyn’s decision to downsize into a new home at NLV gave her the answer she was looking for. A happy new home at a price she could afford, and a chance to be part of a real community of caring friends. You too can live in a modern, spacious new home with every luxury you dreamed about at your fingertips… at a price you can afford.
"In July 2012 I moved into Pineview Village to be closer to my son and his family"
I had originally put aside a block at NLV Lake Joondalup back in 2000 but decided I was too young at that stage for the “village” life. In July 2012 I moved into Pineview Village to be closer to my son and his family as I was then living in Mundaring. Pineview was all I had hoped it would be – friendly people, nice homes and lots of things to do.
Some 12 months after moving in I introduced myself to a new Lifestyler by the name of Ross. He was a very nice gentleman who was living alone and still working. We soon discovered that we had a whole lot of things in common and developed a friendship/relationship.
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