As a nationally recognised certification and branding system that is now in its 10th 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. 

The ED technical standards are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they continue to recognise sustainability achievements above government requirements and in light of new technologies and industry standards. The next version of ED's technical standards will be released in 2017.

When purchasers see the any one of the ED symbols on a development, they can be assured they are buying into a project that is excelling in that specific area of sustainability. In this way, ED empowers purchasers to make informed assessments as to whether a property offers the green features they are after.
The appetite for innovation, technology and research in the environmental development space continues to grow rapidly, and as such we are seeing a record number of developers applying for UDIA’s ED certification. 
  • Merrifield

    MAB Corporation and Gibsons Property Corporation


    The largest mixed use development to go through the UDIA’s national EnviroDevelopment program, Merrifield is a masterplanned integrated community development comprising of three key precincts.  Read more
  • Villages of Rothwell


    Villages of Rothwell

    Rothwell is the first masterplanned community to receive accreditation for the Tarneit area. Located on the west side of Melbourne and an easy 30 km commute to the city, this community will comprise of over 1500 homes, commercial and community facilities, childcare, along with a private and public school.  Read more
  • Lyndarum North by Woolert Nominees

    AVJennings and Australian Super

    Lyndarum North by Woolert Nominees

    Located in the City of Whittlesea, this masterplanned community includes 2,000 lots, a major town centre, and conservation reserves boosting more than 20% open space.  Read more
  • Lochaven



    With a safe and friendly area featuring a Woolworths town centre, a public school and a retirement village, the residents of Lochaven will feel like they are living in a village not a suburb. Read more