The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability at a customer-facing level and beyond, with the Bank achieving the highest number of Green Star certifications for a non-property organisation.
With 30 individual bank branches now Green Star certified and more to come, CBA continues to prioritise sustainable and responsible business practices – from financial products to physical branches.
As the first 6 Star Green Star rated school in South Australia, the recently certified McAuley Community School is an example of how schools can provide positive learning spaces for students, whilst minimising their impact on the environment. With the sustainability focus resulting in a range of benefits for the project, from cost reduction to strong enrolment growth, it has so far had little reason to look back.
Nestled in Townsville on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, St Benedict’s Catholic School is proof that showcasing world class-sustainability is possible, no matter the size or scale of a project. With just 163 students enrolled at the campus, St. Benedict’s is a small school with big ideas on how Green Star can be used to improve the sustainability of schools and the learning experience of students.
Reclaimed fishing nets, pine dust, recycled plastic milk bottles and linseed oil probably wouldn’t spring to mind as materials you’d use to build a new child and family centre. But for the City of Greater Geelong, recycled materials and sustainability were a priority in the design and build of the Highton Child and Family Centre.
Retailers are facing increasing expectations from their customers to embrace sustainability in all aspects of business – from selling greener products to managing waste more efficiently and even building greener spaces. Woolworths Heidelberg, is leading by example with a new sustainable supermarket that is already having a positive impact on its surrounding community.
Boasting five integrated towers, each of which have achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating*, Collins Square is one of Melbourne’s newest green precincts to take note of. The development, valued at approximately $3.0 billion, achieves a high level of environmental sustainability across the project without compromising on quality, occupant wellbeing or design intent.
The number of industrial facilities cropping up in Western Sydney is on the rise – and so are temperatures throughout sweltering summer months. Soaring above 40 degrees on some days, developer Goodman has designed its new warehouse in Kemps Creek with occupant comfort in mind. Enlisting JLL as Green Star consultants, the facility is the first of its kind to achieve a 5 Star Green Star – Design & As Built v1.2 rating.
105 Philip St is both Parramatta’s first ever 6 Star Green Star certified building, and is also the 2000th project to achieve Green Star certification.