New eco-friendly aged care home coming to Brisbane
A new $43 million, 150-bed aged care home, advertised as Australia's first five-star Green Star rated residential facility, is set to open at Carseldine in Brisbane this July.
The six-storey home by Rockpool will form part of the Carseldine Village masterplanned development, and will offer aged care, respite care, and specialist memory support care.
Rockpool is spruiking the home as a green development - among other environmentally friendly features, it will include three electric vehicle charging stations, hundreds of solar panels, rainwater collection, and electricity-only power and heating; additionally, it will be built from ethically-sourced timber, energy-saving steel, and concrete containing recycled materials.
“There are considerable costs involved; however, the legacy for our residents, staff, the environment and the efficient long-term operating costs easily make the entire project worthwhile.
The whole Carseldine Village precinct is being built in stages over the next few years.