As a nationally recognised certification and branding system that is now in its 11th year, ED provides a critical edge for developers looking to differentiate their properties and achieve better business returns.

EnviroDevelopment (ED) is UDIA’s scientifically-based rating system that recognises leading-edge environmental outcomes across six areas of sustainability: water, ecosystems, community, waste, materials and energy. Developments that achieve certification in one or more of the sustainable elements are awarded the corresponding ED symbol to use across their marketing and advertising materials, which UDIA advises home buyers to look for.

The ED program was formulated over several years, when UDIA undertook a rigorous process of in-depth research in consultation with members and sustainability experts including scientists, engineers, professors, ecologists, architects, lawyers, economists and developers. 10 years on – we have certified over 120 projects nationally. 



An evolution of the EnviroDevelopment program will be launched in early 2019.

In recent months UDIA Victoria has worked closely with UDIA QLD (the owners of the EnviroDevelopment Program), to develop and agree an improved governance and delivery model for the program within the organisation.

A Technical Standards Review has commenced, led by UDIA QLD and expected to be completed in early 2019.

Initial feedback has been gathered from the Victoria EnviroDevelopment Technical Board over the past year and a Technical Standards Review workshop will be held in Melbourne in early December with key technical practitioners and stakeholders will be invited to attend.

Work is underway on a new website and marketing material, with a focus on ensuring that users are provided with essential customer facing material, to explain and promote the benefits of EnviroDevelopment to homebuyers and property users.

The governance structure of the EnviroDevelopment Program will change significantly from 2019.  Instead of state-based assessment boards, we will move to one National EnviroDevelopment Program Accreditation Board who will be responsible for assessing all certifications and recertifications.  This National ED Board will be comprised of representatives from all participating states and will be charged with achieving consistency of assessment across all projects nationally.  We believe it will that by streamlining the assessment of projects around the country we will deliver an even more rigorous assessment model, whilst still retaining the very important local input by having state appointed representatives.

UDIA Victoria will be proposing two members to participate, who will be appointed for a specific term. If you have any specific questions regarding the program and it's review, please contact Angela Gaedke, UDIA Victoria’s General Manager (angela@udiavic.com.au) or Taylor Hood, EnviroDevelopment Executive, UDIA QLD (thood@udiaqld.com.au).



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