Mint Rhapsody Melbourne - A Sustainable Accommodation Choice
Posted on 11-Nov-2011
Designed by one of Australia’s leading architects the building brings environmentally sustainable design, low greenhouse emissions and high quality amenities together in one stylish offering in an enviable central location.
Mint Rhapsody Melbourne provides a "greener" option in urban accommodation through the use of design features such as the concrete ceilings and unusual floor plans. The raw concrete ceilings are purpose built to deliver a healthier internal living environment as concrete is naturally waterproof and fireproof and doesn’t require volatile chemical based preservatives, sealants or coatings. It is also highly energy efficient and requires little ongoing maintenance – all of which are important sustainable design attributes.
The floorplans have also been meticulously laid out to ensure that each room captures as much natural light as possible and also provides an individual balcony that allows cross ventilation and natural air circulation. This not only provides for greater energy efficiency within the building with less reliance on expensive heating and cooling options but also reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of the power generating companies.
Couple this with the use of water and energy efficient fittings and appliances and responsible water use practises and the option to "stay green" at Mint Rhapsody Melbourne has to be a better outcome for everyone.