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Inside Story

The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star rating tool has undergone a number of recent changes – none more controversial, perhaps, than the deletion of the air-change effectiveness credit, IEQ-2. Sean McGowan talks about the impact of these changes on computational fluid dynamics with NDY senior sustainability consultant Richard Jelbert; Simultude’s Dr Colin Allison, M.AIRAH; Cundall director Caimin McCabe, [...]

Collins Class

Until recently, no building had earned the rare triple crown: a Property Council of Australia (PCA) premium-grade quality rating, a 6 star Green Star As-Built credential, and a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. Another thing that had never been done? Taking those same parameters and integrating them with a 100-year old heritage building. That was [...]

Design and Facilities Harmony Leads to Sustainability Benchmark

171 Collins Street is one of the most highly awarded sustainable buildings in Australia, and incorporates a number of sustainability features, in terms of both equipment and design. In October, it was announced that the building had achieved a 6 Star Green Star 'As Built' rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Facility [...]

171 Collins Street – Victoria’s first 6 Star Green Star Rated premium office building

“What makes the 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 Certified Rating that has been awarded to 171 Collins Street so special is that it is the first premium–grade commercial 6 star building in Melbourne for 20 years,” said Eben Simmons, sustainability expert and an Associate Director of Umow Lai. The building services company [...]

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