We’ve been working hard to make our more than 30-year-old administration building more efficient and sustainable.
In 2015 we achieved a 5 Star Green Star Performance rating. We were the first building in Australia to reach this level. But we didn’t stop there.
In recent years, we’ve continued to adopt new technology and practices to reduce our impact on the environment even further, and improve our building’s health for visitors and staff.
Some of the key things we’ve achieved include:
- Reducing our energy consumption by 64%, thanks to smart lighting by Eagle Lighting Australia and efficient systems to heat and cool the building.
- Reducing water use by 75% through a mix of improvements like low-flow taps and toilet flushing, rain water storage tanks, and reusing clean water.
- Diverting more than 60% of our waste from landfill through recycling, composting and reducing the amount of waste we generate in the first place.
You can read more in our Building Overview report below:
In June 2019 we were awarded a 6 Star Green Star Performance rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. We’re proud to be the first ‘not-new’ government building in Australia to get this rating, which puts us in the World Leadership category.
And we’re not done yet. We will keep looking at ways we can improve the way we work, not just in our administration building, but also at other buildings we manage like community centres, libraries and sports facilities.