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.
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.
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.
Located on the Frankston foreshore, the South East Water Headquarters fits seamlessly into its coastal surroundings. Designed with the objective to bring together staff that had previously been dispersed across three locations, the 5 Star Green Star certified building achieved just this through the creation of the dynamic and flexible workspace.
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.
ALDI is leading the retail industry in green star uptake. Its Jandakot Distribution Centre is one of three recently certified Green Star projects and the first 5 Star Green Star industrial building in Western Australia.
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 largest commercial office development in Sydney’s CBD, Commonwealth Bank Place at Sydney’s Darling Quarter is an outstanding showcase for social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Now, Commonwealth Bank Place can lay claim to the title of Australia’s most sustainable office, after achieving 6 Star Green Star ratings for design, construction, interior fitout and performance.
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.
The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide brings low-carbon lessons learnt in the UK to Australia – and shows why innovative thinking and clever design can create spectacular, sustainable outcomes that stand the test of time.
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.
Relaxed seaside living meets sustainability innovation at Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Community, Alkimos Beach in Western Australia.
Australia’s first Green Star ‘Optional Design Review’ put 185 Pirie Street in Adelaide on the fast-track to certification success – and all before a single brick was laid.
Aura is the largest mixed-use development ever undertaken under single ownership in Australia. Over the next three decades, Aura will grow to a similar size and scale to Maroochydore, Hervey Bay or Gladstone and will be home to around 50,000 people.
Constructed in 1963 and extended a number of times over the years, the former Clipsal light manufacturing building had laid empty since 2009. While a knockdown rebuild may have been easier, the building’s industrial design proved ripe for a green retrofit.
Taking its place among the world’s most sustainable retail complexes, the Ponds Shopping Centre in Sydney’s north west achieved a global-first 6 Star Green Star – Retail Centre Design v1 in 2015.
Lendlease has set a new benchmark in the creation of sustainable, inner city precincts with Barangaroo South awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating, scoring an unprecedented 104.98 out of a possible 110 points.
Wollongong City Council’s Administration Building is positive proof that older buildings can be green buildings. First occupied in 1987, the building is the first in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star – Performance rating, signifying ‘Australian Excellence’.
As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. But this time, the accolades aren’t for the actors, but for the building’s sustainability achievements. In 2015, the Opera House was awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance rating, joining a handful of World Heritage-listed buildings to have achieved green certification globally.
In the retail game, businesses are always looking for opportunities to reduce their overheads and attract new customers. Coles’ commitment to Green Star-certified stores boosts its ability to do both. Achieving a 4 Star Green Star rating for its Hallam store in south east Melbourne in June 2015, Coles has proved that sustainability and supermarkets are a winning combination for business and the environment.
When the South Australian Government began to think about alternate uses for Tonsley – Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing site in Adelaide – it saw an opportunity to create a thriving community that was prosperous, resilient and sustainable, and so it turned to Green Star – Communities for help.
After years at the forefront of the sustainable homes movement in Japan, Sekisui House has now claimed its place in Australia’s sustainable suburbs movement. Achieving a 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating for its Ecco Ripley masterplanned township in south eastern Queensland, Sekisui House is greening the blueprint of one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.
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.
Renewal SA’s Bowden Development, situated on the western edge of the Adelaide City Parklands, is redefining sustainable living in South Australia.
Each and every building delivered on the 16.3 hectare site must achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating – or above. Renewal SA has raised the bar even higher, by also committing to achieve a Green Star – Communities rating for the entire precinct.
An iconic shopping destination in Sydney has undergone a green makeover – and now has the Green Star certification to prove its environmental credentials to tenants and customers.
The Green Building Council of Australia has awarded the Westfield Sydney Retail Podium on Pitt and Castlereagh streets with a 5 Star Green Star – Retail Centre v1 rating, representing ‘Australian Excellence’ in sustainable design.
The City of Gosnells’ Mills Park redevelopment brings sustainability to the people. Achieving Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Public Building Design v1 rating in March 2015, the community facility represents ‘World Leadership’ in sustainable civic infrastructure design.
Collaboration was the cornerstone of The GPT Group and National Australia Bank’s commitment to achieve Australia’s first Green Star – Performance rating. Working in partnership, the building owner and tenant now have independent, third-party proof that 800-808 Bourke Street in Melbourne is efficient, productive and sustainable.
Western Australia’s largest university received Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating for its Master Plan, which will see its Bentley Campus developed into a ‘city of innovation’.
The dsquared office has achieved only the second Green Star Interiors rating in the country, after building an office with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainable materials.
The Sir Samuel Griffith Centre is a $40 million world class building and Australia’s first off-grid, self-powered teaching and research facility.
ANZ has the largest single-tenanted 6 Star Green Star-rated office fitout in the country.
Not only do these five new stations look great, but they’re treading more lightly on their surroundings, they’re providing a better environment in which to spend time, and they’re costing fewer taxpayers’ dollars to run – better outcomes all round.
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The 5 Star Green Star rated Toyota WA Headquarters is a building that not only delivers environmental savings but also makes a design statement.
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital is a holistic response to the many facets and needs of cancer care.
Hopkins Street Affordable Housing is located in Moonah, just 10 minutes drive from Hobart’s CBD. This 5 Star Green-rated development consists of 30 units and supports a community of diverse tenants drawn from the public housing list. The design is be flexible, accessible and affordable and unlike many social housing projects it was created with a real community at its heart, incorporating a communal garden, landscaped courtyard and children’s playground.