An energy efficient designed building can reduce energy consumption by up to approximately 60% and water usage by approximately 30%. Meaning that in summer and winter, the building will be comfortable without significant air conditioning and artificial lighting. Hence, not only making it more comfortable, but saving significant amounts of utility bills.
The design of Punton's Apartments in Ivanhoe has achieved an 8 Star energy rating under the Nationwide House Energy Ratings Scheme.
A zero star rating means the building shell does practically nothing to reduce the discomfort of hot or cold weather. A six star rating indicates good, but not outstanding, thermal performance.
Occupants of Punton's Ivanhoe, with an 8 star rating, will save money on artificial cooling or heating.