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.
The Wollongong City Council Administration Building has been on an incredible sustainability journey. The building, which is now 32 years old, has ramped up its Green Star commitments through recertification, jumping from a 5 Star to 6 Star Green Star – Performance rating.
Taking a stroll through West Village, in Brisbane’s eclectic suburb of West End, its credentials as a world class sustainable community come to life. Brimming with cafes and casual dining, gardens and abundant open space, West Village is transforming and connecting the local community through a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.
As the symbol of Australia, it’s important that the Opera House leads by example. On World Environment Day the World Heritage-listed building announced a number of major sustainability achievements and projects – including a 5 Star Green Star Performance rating.
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.
In this case study, we explore how The Star, one of Australia's largest entertainment businesses, has managed to ramp up its sustainability efforts through Green Star. Here we present a Q&A with The Star's Group Manager Sustainability, Amanda Visser, on the journey so far.
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.