Environmental sustainability is one of the core principles that underpins Satori. As with all Urban Resort developments, Satori features sustainable initiatives that make it a national leader in this field.
Satori was designed in consultation with Council to comply with Unitary Plan controls. It succeeds in achieving the Unitary Plan’s objectives of living more smartly on an existing property that is sensitive to the surrounding residential area and reserve in terms of height, orientation and scale.
The building is constructed of concrete; a permanent, natural material which requires minimal maintenance and has strong thermal qualities that help regulate the interior temperature all year round.
To make the most of its elevated position and large flat roof, solar panels will be installed to help power the common areas and central water heating system. Electric vehicle charging readies Satori for the future.
Satori’s rainwater is carefully collected and directed through attenuation and storage areas, then filtered into landscape irrigation to reduce pressure on Council infrastructure.
Diverse native landscaping will be established on 40% of the property to integrate Satori into a natural environment that blends seamlessly into the adjoining Awarua Reserve.
Reducing dependence on private cars is an important environmental measure. Satori’s location was chosen in part for its proximity to the nearby bus stops on Grace Street and Coates Avenue, and the Orakei Train Station just a short walk down the hill.