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It’s Now Official. Pixel is the Highest Rated Sustainable Building in the World

On 29 February 2012 it was announced that Pixel had received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design*) rating from the US Green Building Council - the first building in Australia to earn this rating. “There are over 44,000 buildings in 120 countries around the world that have used the LEED rating [...]

Going Green in Dandenong

Victorian ash timber salvaged from the Black Saturday bushfires is a key design feature of the new 6-star government services office built as part of the revitalisation of central Dandenong. The $80 million building built by Grocon is a landmark designed to act as a catalyst for further investment in central Dandenong  - a 15 [...]

Dandenong Government Services Office Achieves 6 Green Stars

Achieving a 6 Star rating under the Green Star Office Design v3, the new Government Services Office (GSO) has created a major new building for the revitalisation of Dandenong. It is notable that the project has earned 6 Green Stars without reliance on elaborate on-site generation or other technologies common to other 6 star buildings. [...]

Podcast – Rebecca Patterson on developing technologies, creativity and strategies for the future of lighting

In this podcast, Rebecca Patterson of Umow Lai gives a detailed case study of the Pixel Building vs 500 Collins Street and also discusses the importance of technology and creativity in lighting design.

In pictures: Australia’s first carbon neutral building

The first carbon neutral office building in Australia, Pixel has achieved a perfect 6 Star Green Star score of 105 points, making it the highest possible and highest ever awarded rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The building services consultants and sustainability experts, Umow Lai, worked closely with developer, Grocon, to implement [...]

How did Pixel become the world’s first carbon neutral office building and achieve a perfect 6 Green Star score?

As well as having the distinction of being the first carbon neutral office building in Australia, Pixel has achieved a perfect 6 Star Green Star score of 105 points, making it the highest possible and highest ever awarded rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Umow Lai, the building services consultants and sustainability [...]