Here at Rouse Hill Town Centre, it’s important to us to look after the environment, both for today and for future generations. We recognise the need to continually reduce environmental impacts and work towards sustainable resource use.
Best practice sustainability initiatives have been incorporated into the design and development of Rouse Hill Town Centre, seeking to ensure less water and energy is used in comparison to a conventional shopping centre.
Our focus has been to drive and implement innovative environmental measures and systems that enhance performance and also minimise our impact on the environment.
Did you know that Rouse Hill Town Centre uses around 60% less water than the average retail centre?
That equates to 70 million litres annually, equivalent to 70 Olympic sized swimming pools.
We also use Solar Power panels that generate up to 480,000 kWh of electricity a year. That’s equivalent to the usage of 80 average Australian homes annually.
All retailers at Rouse Hill Town Centre have completed an Ecological Footprint Calculator to help them keep their energy and water consumption to an absolute minimum.
Trees have been carefully selected to provide shade and protection from the sun in summer (with 130,000 seedlings planted), whilst glass has been used in key areas throughout the development to maximise natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting.
An integrated network of foot and cycle paths weave their way through Rouse Hill Town Centre, and there is also parking for 300 bicycles. Rouse Hill Town Centre has a zero waste to landfill plan, with an objective of recycling 60% of all waste produced.
Currently, Rouse Hill Town Centre holds a 5.5 NABERS Energy Rating and buys 39.8% of GreenPower. In regards to water, Rouse Hill Town Centre holds a 4.5 NABERS Water Rating, as of 2016. Of the water that is used at Rouse Hill Town Centre, 42.9% is from a recycled water source.
Rouse Hill Town Centre emits 72% less carbon emissions per square metre compared to a similar asset in size.
Here at Rouse Hill Town Centre, we consider ourselves a part of the local community, and continually make efforts to support the community wherever we can. Read more about how we connect with our community here.