This award recognises excellence and innovation in sustainable design, construction, retrofitting and operation of existing or new buildings, precincts and tenancies.
This may be for commercial, residential, heritage properties and infrastructure projects in New South Wales.
Mirvac: Bay Centre 6 Stars
'Mirvac is passionate about reimagining urban life, sustainably. Winning an Award is a fantastic recognition of Mirvac's drive to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings and deliver on our commitment to be net positive by 2030.'
David Palin, Sustainability Manager, Mirvac
With a diverse property portfolio, Mirvac shows a welcome commitment to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. Mirvac's Bay Centre in Pyrmont became the first building in Sydney and the largest in New South Wales to achieve a 6-star NABERS Energy rating in 2016, improving energy efficiency by over 50% from its existing 5-star rating.
Remarkably, this market leading performance is the result of operational management using existing energy efficient technology in a standard building, constructed in 2002. It shows that forward thinking and dedicated facility management can lead staff and industry partners to work together and achieve great things.
This innovative benchmark sets a new opportunity for the commercial property sector to take on.
CRC for Low Carbon Living
The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) assists Australia’s built environment to move towards a globally competitive low carbon future. Through world leading research in partnership with industry and government bodies, it is on track to reduce carbon emissions by a cumulative total of 10 Megatonnes by 2020. They have achieved a world-first technical standard for solar heating and cooling with Standards Australia and Australia’s first guide for built environment stakeholders seeking moderate heat in major urban centres.
Fujitsu Australia: Driving Energy Transparency in Data Centres
Fujitsu recognises an increasing responsibility to operate data centres with great resource efficiency. It has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes, saving over 34 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, with a cost efficiency of over $9 million passed onto customers. It’s now Australia’s first and only technology company to use NABERS to certify the energy and carbon performance of its entire data centre portfolio, and is aiming for a blanket 4.5 stars by 2020.