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.
The University of Melbourne has continued down the path towards carbon neutrality by 2030 with the completion of its 5 Star Green Star rated Ian Potter Southbank Centre, a new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music that also happens to be a 100% electric zero-carbon ready building.
As Western Sydney’s first international cultural institution, Powerhouse Parramatta, starts to take shape, the project team turns to Green Star Buildings to deliver a sustainable, climate ready community asset.
Location is an essential ingredient of successful logistics facilities; another is sustainability. Goodman’s 1A Oakdale in Sydney boasts both.
With early access to the Green Star Buildings rating tool, Stockland’s team road tested the credits and is now taking the lead in the pursuit of net zero.
Cooling off at the local swimming pool is hardwired into the childhood memories of many Australians. So, when Darebin City Council decided it was time to update the much-loved Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the project team turned to Green Star Buildings to guide the design of a new sustainable community asset.
Set to be one of South Australia's most sustainable buildings, U City is a new addition to the Adelaide skyline that is bringing community back to the Central Business District. While its striking façade blends in visually with its inner-city surroundings, the 20-storey tall building, which has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating, is by no means just another office tower or apartment block.
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.