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Our actions of today will have an impact for generations to come. Therefore, at Salta we regard sustainability and wellbeing as our legacy for the future.
Salta Properties creates quality environments with the wellness of its community and the well-being of future generations in mind.
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact through intelligent building design and efficient operation.
We adopt industry benchmarking tools, innovations and new technology to create buildings of distinction that are sustainable, original and site responsive.
Sustainability is one of our core values, and we’re committed to building outstanding commercial, industrial, retail, residential and hotel properties that not only reflect who we are and what we stand for, but also the socially and environmentally aware companies who choose to call us home.
As a progressive family business, we take great pride in delivering these buildings. And we recognise that in doing so, our commitment to sustainability is non-negotiable. For us, it’s about reducing our environmental footprint as much as possible, which we achieve through good building design and ensuring optimised efficiency practices across all our operations. That allows us to create stewardship within our own business, complemented by excellence across our key pillars:
We are also a proud supporter of the St Vincent’s Institute (SVI), an independent medical research institute conducting researching into the cause, prevention and treatment of disease.
Our continuous investment into infrastructure upgrades and amenities as well as new building developments continues to attract and retain incredible tenants to the Salta portfolio. We understand their sustainability and corporate responsibility values and help drive change and achieve outcomes through our commitment to collaborate and strengthen the working environment.
New technologies like the Equiem virtual tenant engagement app help us build and enhance community experience and have a better understanding of our customers. Equiem offers occupants a convenient and enjoyable way to interact with properties, hyper-local services and connection with other occupants. Nexus Corporate is the first business park in the world to implement the Equiem platform.
Current initiatives in our commercial properties include monitoring tenants’ expectations using surveys and interactive workshops, as well as keeping an open channel of communication to facilitate internal discussions on how we can better support our customers.
We have identified areas where together with tenants we can have the most impact, including waste management, expanding staff commuting options, creating health and wellness amenities and including local, premium healthy food service options.
Since 2007, Salta developments have been designed to achieve both strong Green Star and NABERS Energy ratings. 1 Nexus Court was the second building in Victoria and the first building outside the CBD to be awarded the GBCA 5 Star As Built rating.
By committing to reduce our impact during the early design phase of each project, we can together a make longer-lasting sustainability impact. From water efficiency to indoor environment quality, our design excellence is instilled from the outset, creating stronger and better built communities as a result.
Our Sustainability Manager, Nikki Paton, has been a Green Star Accredited Professional for 10 years and is a member of the Property Council of Australia, Victorian Chapter's Sustainable Development Committee.
At Salta, she's responsible for promoting a health, wellbeing, community and sustainability focus for new projects, existing assets and the overall Salta business. Nikki ensures that Salta's strategic position around sustainability and energy is developed and maintained and that opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies through sustainability initiatives are maximised.
We are committed to sourcing and specifying sustainable materials as much as possible across all of our projects, to meet Green Star, Fitwel and NABERS ratings. This relates to products and design approaches to optimise energy efficiency, including double glazing, metering systems, water fixtures, insulation and building orientation.
Our aim is to reduce our costs and ecological footprint, while still delivering a high level of quality and comfort across all our buildings. And by using long-lasting materials, we not only create stewardship within our business, but also buildings that endure into the future.
What sets us apart is our commitment to continuously assess and optimise every one of our building’s operations. We do this using a range of smart building innovations, so that we can strengthen our portfolio performance, increase asset valuation and improve operational efficiency.
Our innovations include our cloud-based building performance portal ADAMM (Asset Database for Audits and Maintenance Management), our own Salta Minimum Sustainability Standards Matrix, our world-leading Equiem app, and our Salta Sustainability Wiki.
"The Tarascio Family values respect, trust and time for each other. We hold in high regard a strong work ethic and commitment to the community, leading to success in our individual and collective objectives.
We support each other through good and bad times, learn from them, and humbly celebrate our successes, within a harmonious and united family."
Sam Tarascio, Managing Director
We are committed to sustainable property development and investmentSam Tarascio, Managing Director
Sustainability is one of our core values, and we take the environment very seriously across the design, construction, and stewardship of all our properties. We’re committed to building outstanding commercial, industrial, retail, residential and hotel properties that not only reflect who we are and what we stand for, but also their social and environmentally aware companies who choose to call us home.
As a progressive family business, we take great pride in delivering these buildings and we recognise that in doing so, our commitment to sustainability is nonnegotiable. For us, it’s about reducing our environmental impact as much as possible, which we achieve through good building design and ensuring optimised efficiency practices across all our operations. That allows us to create stewardship within our own business, complemented by excellence across our key pillars, and stronger and better built communities as a result.