In an industry first, apartment dwellers will now find it easier to travel sustainably and engage with their local community thanks to a free online tool developed by apartment specialists Psaros.
The multi-device friendly website – called Psaros Connect – is the latest in Psaros’ continuing efforts to improve sustainability in Perth. The unique site will identify sustainable travel options from any Psaros development to a chosen destination, calculate calories burned, as well as estimate the environmental emissions and money saved for the journey.
Psaros CEO Danny Psaros said whilst the aim of reducing pollution and traffic congestion was at the top of the agenda behind creating the tool, it also stimulated engagement with the local community by highlighting key amenities such as parks, restaurants and shopping.
“The development of Psaros Connect was a natural progression for us due to the number of Psaros developments located in the inner city, on bike lanes and along main public transit nodes,” said Mr Psaros.
“This new initiative will inform and encourage apartment dwellers to choose a better way to get around, as well as helping our residents to connect with all their neighbourhood has to offer.”
Psaros’ ongoing commitment to reduce transport-related energy consumption has resulted in all Psaros apartments strategically located on sites in the inner urban region, decreasing travel distances and encouraging travel by walking, cycling or public transport.
“Whilst the location of a development, its physical design and proximity to facilities and services create the conditions to make sustainable travel choices a natural option; communicating these opportunities to residents and occupiers is also critical to the success of the travel plan,” said Psaros Head of Sustainability Chiara Pacifici.
“At Psaros, we want to offer added value to our residents by providing them with a more detailed and meaningful connection with their immediate vicinity, build a sense of place and promote sustainable transport options for future residents.”
Apartment owners can log onto the site – psarosconnect.com.au - from PC, tablet or phone. The tool is being showcased for the first time at Psaros’ latest project Hub located at 73 Brewer Street, Perth – open Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook