Opening in 2021, Melbourne Connect is a project that finds solutions to global climate problems and enables students and researchers to do the same, by fostering information sharing and collaboration – all in the heart of Melbourne's innovation district.
One of Australia’s smartest and most sustainable office buildings, Heritage Lanes is the expression of a partnership between Suncorp and Mirvac. From project inception, Mirvac set out to create a word-class workplace that is ‘uniquely Queensland’ with a truly flexible design to meet Suncorp’s needs and a high level of sustainability.
Grid-interactive buildings are designed to use electricity in a smart and efficient way, shifting energy usage to times when it's both cheaper and cleaner, while helping to generate clean energy and reduce costs.
Lot Fourteen is a 6 Star Green Star Communities certified precinct, and the first precinct in Australia to be pre-certified as a WELL Community. Each building within the precinct must obtain a 6 Star Green Star rating and the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC) will obtain a WELL building rating.
Green Building Day is renowned for case studies that showcase industry innovation and 2023 didn’t disappoint. Audiences left talking about one case study in particular - Yitpi Yartapuultiku. It’s the story of a community space taking shape on the banks of Port Adelaide River and is inspiring industry as an example of meaningful collaboration with Traditional Owners, offering hope that ancient links between people and Country will be strengthened into the future.
Underneath its striking white sails set against the blue of the harbour, the Sydney Opera House is green-certified. Designed with nature in mind and building on its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Listed and globally renowned performing arts space, the Opera House has been working with Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) since 2013 to position itself as a world leader in operational sustainability performance.
The project team improved upfront carbon outcomes through use of lower-strength concrete where feasible, limiting carbon-intensive materials, opting for carbon sequestering materials, reviewing EPDs, incorporating a significant number of salvaged materials, using high-recycled content materials, using structural materials as the final finish, and minimising waste.
The 46-storey, 188m tall AMP Centre was originally designed by Peddle Thorp & Walker and constructed in 1972. It is fronted by the AMP building featuring the American-inspired curved glass curtain wall- “Sydney’s front door” providing a landmark entry to the city from the north and from the Harbour. The site is of historical and aesthetic significance as the first “skyscraper” in Sydney.