Village Centre & Bridge Plaza, owned by Active Super, has achieved a 6 Star NABERS Energy rating (the Centre uses 100% GreenPower – a 5.5 Star rating Village Centre and 4.5 Star Bridge Plaza without GreenPower) and a 5 Star NABERS rating Village Centre and 4 Star Bridge Plaza for water consumption.
Village Centre & Bridge Plaza began its quest to attain NABERS accreditation in 2007, systematically introducing energy and water saving initiatives.
NABERS ratings are based on 12 months of operational water and energy usage. Although application for a NABERS Rating is voluntary, Active Super viewed this as a vital step to properly measure and benchmark the Centre’s environmental achievements, and to continually strive for improvements. NABERS is a national initiative for the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and is managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The star rating is indicative of better energy and water performance and lower emission of greenhouse gases, with 6 stars being the highest achievement:
Active Super believes its investments, like Village Centre & Bridge Plaza, should show a commitment to our community and the environment. Through investing in ‘green buildings’, renewable energy and alternative investments based on clean technology, Active Super is helping to offset the risk of its carbon footprint.
Active Super gained Carbon Neutrality status for their portfolio in April 2019, making them one of the first property portfolios in Australia to undertake this achievement.
Climate Active certification is awarded to businesses that have met rigorous requirements to achieve net zero carbon emissions. Active Super have credibly reduced their greenhouse gas emissions and then offset any remaining emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets that benefit the environment.
The WELL Health Safety Rating is a global certification program provided by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), that focuses on enhancing health and safety measures within buildings. The rating provides a comprehensive framework for improving protocols, policies, and design strategies, ultimately helping to create a healthy and secure environment, that will improve the overall experience for everyone in the centre.
As part of our litter reduction and sustainability initiatives, Village Centre & Bridge Plaza has a Reverse Vending Machine to collect eligible containers. Better still, once you’ve inserted your empty containers, you then select your preferred method of payment!
You can choose to:
The Return & Earn machine can be found in the Bridge Plaza carpark, located near the centre entrance on the Princes Highway entry side. Recycling bay parking is available.
The Tomra return and earn system was commissioned at Bridge Plaza in October 2019, being now the only system within Batemans Bay.
Bridge Plaza has seen a total of 10,730,349 containers recycled since 2019 – These outstanding results have seen the system at Bridge Plaza consistently noted as a high performing asset in the Toma Network. Based on the number of containers recycled to date, this has generated approximately $1,073,034 in refunds/donations which is split between Paypal/Cash, Woolworths vouchers and charity donations.