235 St Georges Terrace, Perth (formerly known as Bishop’s See – South Tower) has recently achieved a 5 Star NABERS base building energy rating, ensuring it is one of the most energy efficient contemporary office developments within Australia.
Brookfield Multiplex required the office building to obtain a base building NABERS Energy rating of 4.5. Aurecon undertook extensive predicted energy modelling analysis to ensure that this energy rating would be met during the design process. Later, the team assisted in reducing base building energy consumption further to achieve the 5 Star rating by a substantial margin.
Energy reduction design initiatives included:
In 2008, Aurecon also played a crucial role in the tower achieving the first 5 Star Green Star office design rating for a commercial development in Perth after having undertaken the building services, structural and environmental sustainable design work during construction.
Today, the resulting building is an extremely energy efficient and sustainable office development, designed, constructed and operated through good engineering, rather than bolt-on ‘green’ gimmicks.