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The critical role of mock-up testing

Engineers Australia explores the importance of mock-up testing, using Grocon's project at 150 Collin's Street as an example for laboratory mock-up testing. Umow Lai was the building services and environmentally sustainable design engineer for the project.   Read the full Engineers Australia Article

LEED Pixel

It’s now official. Pixel has received the highest environmental rating in the world. Grocon’s Pixel Building, on the corner of Bouverie and Queensberry Streets in Carlton, has received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the US Green Building Council.   Read the Grocon media release.

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. [...]

Umow Lai’s celebrates success at BRW ANZ Private Business Awards 2011

Umow Lai was a finalist in the 2011 - Excellence in Environmental Practices category - announced last night in Sydney. Shane Esmore, a Umow Lai director and their sustainability team leader said: “Being a finalist in this most recognized and respected private sector award is an honour and certainly a testament to the hard working Umow [...]

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 [...]

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