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Green Building Council Australia credits Arup as sustainable buildings leader in 2015

Stacey Ryan
16 December 2015

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has named Arup as the consultancy behind the most certified projects in 2015.

Across the country, Arup has led 11 Green Star projects in 2015, headlined by notable properties 8 Chifley, the UTS Faculty of Science, and 200 George St.

Arup has keenly supported the GBCA since its inception in 2003, a relationship that has helped push the boundaries of sustainable building design, particularly in recent years.

Arup has 65 Green Star projects under its belt, including offices, schools and university buildings, apartments and shopping centres around the country. Many of Australia’s most talked about green buildings have been influenced by Arup’s talented team of thinkers and innovators. ” Dr Robert Care Former Arup Principal

A recent emphasis upon innovation within the rating standard has contributed in part to some of Australia’s most remarkable sustainable properties.

This involvement has led to the delivery of some of Australia’s most innovative sustainable 6 Star buildings, including:

  • 1 Bligh – Sydney’s first 6 star commercial tower
  • 50 Martin Place – The largest heritage building to achieve the 6 Star Green Star rating
  • Global Change Institute - Australia’s greenest educational building and the first carbon neutral building in Australia
  • 200 George – 6 Star commercial tower is Australia's first full LED lit building and includes an innovative closed cavity, triple gazed façade design

Since the very start of the Green Building Council of Australia in 2003, Arup has worked closely and collaboratively to improve sustainability targets in our cities and built environments. This is only becoming more important as we look to delivering on Australia’s commitments to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. ” Dr Robert Care Former Arup Principal

The Green Star rating tool has provided significant sustainable improvements to the building industry in recent years. On average, Green Star certified buildings produce 62% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, use 60% less electricity and 51% less potable water than average Australian buildings.