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For a private developer, they are one of the most advanced in their genuine commitment to sustainability. Image: Supplied.
  • The Patterson by Mosaic is located in Toowong
  • Project pursued the UDIA’s 6-Leaf EnviroDevelopment certification
  • Significant steps are being taken to reduce the heat island effect

Mosaic Property Group is incredibly mindful of the footprint they leave behind, both on the growing footprint of South East Queensland communities where it develops and on the environment.

For a private developer, they are one of the most advanced in their genuine commitment to sustainability and remain focused on continuing to evolve their design and development process to optimise environmental efficiencies.

Mosaic’s holistic approach looks at sustainability from a social, economic, and environmental perspective. They decided to pursue UDIA’s 6-Leaf EnviroDevelopment certification for The Patterson by Mosaic early in the process because it aligned closely with their objectives and exemplified their commitment to conscious development.

Boasting a rare riverside location in Toowong just minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, The Patterson is a collection of 66 two and three bedroom apartments and Sky Homes over 16 levels.

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Its strategically selected prime location is within walking distance of a wide range of urban and lifestyle amenities, supporting residents in reducing private vehicle use. Further, ample bike parking is provided to residents and guests.

Working closely with Rothelowman and their own internal construction and caretaking arms, Mosaic actively assessed The Patterson’s design, development, construction, and ongoing maintenance to identify tangible opportunities for optimal outcomes for many years to come.

Its orientation and form itself are environmentally responsive. Protective precast panels and form articulation leverage the site’s most valuable aspects (northern sun and city views) while sheltering from the western sun and reducing noise pollution. Double-glazed windows and doors improve acoustics, ventilation, lighting, and solar protection, reducing energy costs.

Residents can enjoy an extensive range of exceptional amenities to nurture health, well-being, and community. A rooftop recreation level boasts an infinity-edge pool, fire pit, multiple dining and entertaining zones, and priceless panoramic views of the Brisbane River, Mount Coot-tha and the city skyline.

Water-wise initiatives include a gross pollutant trap that filters stormwater runoff, ensuring water pumped into the stormwater system is free of pollutants. In addition are a drip irrigation system, rainwater storage tanks, a rain sensor system, and stormwater capture and reuse. Native plant species reduce the need for additional watering and fertiliser.

Energy-efficient lifts have no machine rooms, intelligent automation, and standby modes. LED lighting is used across the project, and 10kw of solar panels supports power generation that supplements and reduces the electricity requirements from the grid.

Mechanical cooling and heating systems using recognised, energy-efficient brands are specifically suited to each apartment size and type. Apartments are sub-metered using smart meters that allow residents to monitor daily hot water consumption and electricity consumption.

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On top of this, significant steps are being taken to reduce the heat island effect. These include a light-coloured roof; using materials such as glass, engineered wood, concrete and aluminium; raised rooftop planting areas to maximise vegetation cover; and shading pergolas installed on the rooftop.

On the material selection front, The Patterson has used concrete with more than 30% supplementary cement materials and more than 30% of recycled aggregate. PVC products have been supplied from an ISO 14001-certified supplier or equivalent. Meantime, aluminium window frames comprise 20% recycled material.

Finally, a minimum of 90% (by volume) of demolition, land clearing and civil works materials/product (including vegetative debris) is being recycled towards the final product.

Uniquely, Mosaic maintains the management and caretaking of their properties after completion. On top of being sustainably designed and constructed, buyers take great comfort in knowing The Patterson will be beautifully maintained in the most environmentally friendly and efficient way for many years to come.


This story was originally published in The Urbanist magazine, an official publication of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA). It has been edited for republication by The Property Tribune. 

The Property Tribune thanks the UDIA WA for the opportunity to republish the work, and share thought leadership in relation to urban development and community creation with our readers.

Read the original copy of The Urbanist by heading to UDIA WA’s website under the News tab.

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