In a first for new office developments in Western Australia, 235 St Georges Terrace has been awarded a 5 star NABERS Energy Base Building Rating.
235 St Georges Terrace, located in the Bishop’s See precinct, is a 18,000sqm nine level office tower building and was completed in February 2009. Key tenants include KPMG, Macquarie Group and Worley Parsons.
Prior to construction, joint owners of the building, Hawaiian and Brookfield, committed to the design, build and operation of the building at a 4.5 star NABERS rating.
Following a 12 month monitoring process, Hawaiian and Brookfield are delighted that the energy rating was delivered above the original commitment and is 5 stars. To achieve this rating, the building had to receive a target score less than 70. The actual rating received was 55.
“In March 2007 our original commitment was to achieve a 4.5 star target. However we are thrilled that the building has achieved a five star rating. This is reflective of the building’s design, careful analysis and fine tuning of energy consumption,” Hawaiian Director of Investment Property Evan Briers said.
“Without the efforts and professionalism of everyone involved, a five star rating would not have been possible. We believe we are setting a benchmark for a new generation of office buildings in Western Australia.”
Kurt Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Office Properties Australia said together with Hawaiian, Brookfield was committed to delivering significant environmental solutions, savings and initiatives through the design, delivery and ultimate management of its properties.
“We are pleased to collaborate with operating and engineering professionals to avail ourselves of innovative technologies to make use of the most environmentally responsible products and techniques,” he said.
Previously known as AGBR, the NABERS Energy rating for offices was launched in 1998. The rating system helps the owners and tenants of office buildings understand energy use, its costs and reduce greenhouse emissions.
A building’s greenhouse emissions are benchmarked on a scale of one to five, one star being the most polluting and five stars the most energy efficient.
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