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.
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.
In June 2016, Vicinity Centres embarked on a journey to improving building performance and efficiency across all of its retail assets through achieving a Green Star – Performance certification.
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.
Commonwealth bank branches are rapidly achieving Green Star certification, a result of the bank embracing volume certification.
It’s hard to imagine that a community the size of Ginninderry can achieve a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating, but it’s done just that.
Lendlease and TAFE NSW have joined forces to launch Barangaroo Skills Exchange, a program that seeks to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and involve them in the vibrant precinct.
Stockland’s reconciliation action plan (RAP) is looking to celebrate indigenous heritage and culture, as well as train staff in cultural awareness.
Frasers is setting new benchmarks in the sustainable design of industrial developments, with its newly built Ceva Logistics facility awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating.
The innovative construction of the Sustainability Learning Centre, Tasmania’s first 6 Star Green Star building, has been matched by the experimental bush kinder pilot program occurring within.
Through smart planning and construction, the Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) is targeting construction waste and carbon emissions as top priorities in reducing its environmental impact.
Grocon’s project team worked for 12 months with Boral Concrete to develop a new structural concrete with significantly reduced embodied carbon and an emphasis on recycling.
The installation of small-scale vacuum toilet technology was just one of the innovations awarded.
The project team undertook an investigation early in the design process to see whether the building had the capacity to deliver more savings and become ‘carbon neutral’.
The Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX) gives construction workers the opportunity to build upon and learn new skills.
The Sydney Opera House is proud of its Reconciliation Action Plan, a first for a performing arts centre.