The bid for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and a commitment to a ‘green Games’ and sustainable Olympic village catalysed Australia’s green building movement. More than 20 years later, the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), part of the NSW Government, is building on that legacy to deliver greater sustainability and reduced carbon emissions.
From inception to operation, creating a climate positive community is embedded at the core of Barangaroo South.
Australia’s first all-electric aquatic centre is making waves with a sophisticated energy solution and efficient building envelope that will achieve net zero emissions in operation and pave the way for other councils committed to climate action.
Ginninderry, which will one day span four suburbs across ACT and NSW, was among Australia's first 6 Star Green Star communities. Now, five years on, the masterplanned community has been recertified to a 6 star, world leading standard – gaining extra points for innovations worthy of applause.
There are so many remarkable achievements hidden behind Property NSW’s 5 Star Green Star portfolio rating that it is hard to pick a favourite.
Located on the edge of Sydney’s Chinatown, Darling Square is part of the NSW Government’s $3.4 billion-dollar redevelopment of Darling Harbour.
Taking the concept of a “living laboratory” to the next level, the University of Melbourne is applying Green Star Buildings at its new Fishermans Bend campus to deliver sustainable space for experimentation, prototyping and pilot-testing at an industrial scale.
Due to a global shift towards sustainability, environmentally conscious design has grown in importance across all building types. There has been a particularly rapid adoption of sustainable building practice in retirement homes and villages, the result of retirees across Australia expecting more from the spaces in which they live.
With its appeal to the eye, the environment and the community, Green Square Library and Plaza may be unlike any library you’ve ever known.
Located in Sydney’s inner south, an area once considered to be its industrial heartland, the library forms a central part of the City of Sydney’s ambitious plan to renew parts of Sydney that have been long underutilised.