The aged care sector as a whole has assets of $28 billion, looks after more than 182,000 residents and contributes more than 38,000 jobs. The Department of Health and Ageing suggests that 74,000 additional places need to be built over the next decade.
When it comes to green construction, the building envelope falls under heavy scrutiny. It is integral to meeting sustainability targets – a fact which is acknowledged by the majority of green building rating systems.
Landfill Gas migration poses a significant health and safety risk as methane (one of the major constituents of landfill gas) is explosive at concentrations above 5% volume and below 15% volume. In addition, landfill gas can cause vegetation stress on the surrounding environment, as well as corrosion of underground assets.