Monitor resource consumption - Make it easy for home owners to understand their energy and water use. Connect internal meters or sensors and online website dashboards for real time analysis of use or details of trends in resource use.
Include space for all future waste streams - food and garden organics, glass, co-mingled recycling, landfill garbage, e-waste, batteries, clothes, other. The space might be for 80L bins or a smaller 500x500mm footprint space on the ground for stackable tubs. Food organics collection is now occurring in numerous Victorian Councils and crushed glass contaminates other co-mingled recycling, reducing the combined value. After food organics glass will most likely be the next upcoming waste separation stream.