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The Hunters reputation as a leader in environmentally responsible housing has once again been confirmed with the recent completion of the Hunters latest HIA GreenSmart House at Allynbrook by HDR Building Services.

“HDR Building Services has demonstrated innovation in this important area and is to be applauded on this home; a home designed and renvoated with HIA GreenSmart principles in mind so that the property-owners can enjoy the ongoing operational and environmental rewards of sustainable living” said HIA Hunter Executive Director Craig Jennion.

This HIA GreenSmart House accreditation was awarded to a home designed and constructed with various energy and water saving initiatives such as solar passive design, well designed cross ventilation for passive cooling, LED lighting, an energy efficient hot water system, and a rainwater tank connected to toilets and the washing machine amongst many other sustainable features. 

The most outstanding feature of the project is that the home achieves a thermal performance rating of double the minimum required in NSW. A BASIX energy performance of a minimum of 45 was required with the project scoring 90. 

“The result is a house that goes beyond mandated BASIX requirements and ensures the needs of the occupants can be met now and into the future” Mr Jennion said.

“Demonstrating environmental responsibility was really important for this project. That’s why we carefully ordered building materials, re-used elements from the former dwelling onsite and selected environmentally preferable materials and paints” said Hugues de Rocquigny, Director, HDR Building Services.

"We are proud to respond to the consumer demand for not only a well-built home but importantly a sustainable home that is liveable and more comfortable” Mr de Rocquigny said.

HIA commends the important role that HDR Building Services is playing in showcasing the environmentally responsible features that a HIA GreenSmart House can offer. 

For further information regarding this or other projects by HDR Building Services visit or call 0401 830 880.