200 Victoria Street, a derelict former brewery laboratory, was redeveloped into a world class, sustainable office building. As lead tenant in the building, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria engaged Aurecon to ensure the ESD design for the fit out aligned with the rest of the building’s sustainable features.
Aurecon provided a range of building services engineering expertise for the fit out, including mechanical, electrical, fire protection, hydraulic, acoustics and sustainability consulting.
The fit out has been certified as 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 by the Green Building Council of Australia – a prestigious award that benchmarks the project as world leading. It is the first government tenancy in Victoria to achieve a 6 Star rating and one of only 10 6 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 in Australia.
Key features of the sustainable fit out include increased ventilation rates above the Australian standard, flexible lighting control incorporating motion control and daylight linking. Other initiatives include hollowing out the light filled atrium, mapping natural sunlight into work spaces, selecting materials sourced or produced responsibly by manufacturers, improving air quality through reduced emissions and using videoconferencing and transport initiatives to reduce travel and greenhouse gas emissions.
The client, EPA, says the result is a vibrant and healthy workspace that delivers on all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability, including a 5.5 star National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme (NABERS) energy tenancy rating.
The overall building has also received two other prestigious 6 Star Green Star ratings in the Office Design and Office As Built categories.