Gen Y, Western Australian Government, Australia

The Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project is a sustainable and affordable housing product in Western Australia aimed at younger buyers.

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Case study overview

The project was developed in partnership with DevelopmentWA and ARENA, and each apartment is expected to use 70% less water than a typical home in Perth, Western Australia, and 60% less grid energy.

Each apartment unit receives an allocation of the onsite shared solar and battery assets based on their unit entitlement. Any energy they do not use they can sell to the other apartments.

DevelopmentWA Chief Executive

Frank Marra

"The Gen Y Project is a fantastic example of the way architectural innovation can be used to inform industry and the broader community on the importance of sustainability, flexibility and diversity of design to creating practical, cost-effective and desirable homes for a new generation."

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