It is becoming increasingly common for governments - local, state and federal - to require minimum environmental standards for their new office spaces. This means they are not just talking about more sustainable operations, but also backing their rhetoric with investments in healthy, efficient government buildings. The SA Attorney-General Department’s achievement of a 5 Star Green Star Interiors rating for its office fitout in Adelaide is a testament to the positive effect of these policies.
Sustainability is a core goal for RMIT and as such the NAS project was designed to ensure that our campus is vibrant, resource efficient, accessible and innovative. RMIT is committed to developing buildings and facilities that are designed to meet high standards of energy and water efficiency, whilst reducing our carbon emissions and encouraging responsible behaviours.
Arup’s five floor fit out in Sydney’s CBD achieved a 6 Star Green Star Rating for interiors, the highest possible score. The project prioritized sustainability and the health of employees, with the fit out featuring lush green plants which were specially chosen to create a healthy environment, and outdoor air supplied to the building through an energy efficient ventilation system.
The fit out of the Yahoo7 office in Sydney looked to transform the company culture to become more connected and collaborative through an open plan flexible workspace. The focus on the long term performance of the fit out and the employees within the space informed much of the fit out’s design which sought to optimise sustainability, flexibility and the health of employees, and as a result it was the first project in New South Wales to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating for Interiors v1.1.
The restoration of the heritage listed Old Perth Boys School successfully respects the buildings mid-19th century architecture, whilst reflecting its contemporary surroundings. A restoration of the building’s façade was followed by a green star rated internal fit out, which was designed with the aim of both enhancing the existing heritage features and creating a flexible space that was suitable for modern use.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) takes us behind its 4 Star Green Star rated facility which showcases a range of core sustainability features.
In a first for Western Australia, Frasers Property Australia’s new Perth office fitout has achieved 6 Star Green Star – Interiors v1 certification, demonstrating world leadership in sustainable interiors.
With a mission to prevent the degradation of the planet’s natural environment, WWF is known around the world for its work to protect endangered species and threatened places, to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, and to promote the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. And WWF’s new-look Australian headquarters aligns perfectly with this mission.