Capital Square leading the way for next gen commercial projects

When AAIG Nominees PTY LTD (as Trustee of AAIG Trust) purchased the old Emu Brewery site, they had the ambitious goal of creating a mixed-use precinct, one that would set new standards for occupant experience and sustainability. By attaining a 6 star “As Built” rating from the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA), the project has exceeded the already high expectations.

Tower 1 is the first of the proposed three tower precinct development. With 54,000 sq m of space across the 31 levels, the tower is home to the new commercial headquarters for Woodside Petroleum.

NDY were originally engaged to deliver a 5 star Green Star certification for the base building but the sustainability initiatives actually implemented meant that the design exceeded this expectation and was awarded “world leadership in sustainable design” by the GBCA. The 6 star “As Built” certification was certified in the first round of application, impressively with all points applied for awarded.

“This signifies that the GBCA were assured of the sustainability credentials of the project at the outset of the audit and application process, which speaks to the high quality of the submission documentation, both from NDY’s Environmental Sustainable Design team, and the larger project team including Multiplex and Cox Architecture” says NDY sustainability leader Leigh Gibb.

“The documentation also included a whole of lifecycle assessment of the entire building that demonstrated the benefits of specific design elements, as well as determining any potential negative environmental impacts in the short-, medium- and long-term of the building’s lifecycle,” adds Gibb.

The project has also been recognised for exceptional innovation, receiving the maximum points for the innovation category, particularly around acoustics, lifecycle assessment and end-of-trip facilities.

With such outstanding results, Tower 1 sets a new standard for large-scale projects in the region and exemplifies the benefits of an integrated, collaborative approach across the design, construction and operational phases of the project.

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