11 May 2015

Australia’s first carbon neutral community – in Sydney

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Sustainable architecture: green development

The development will include ultra energy-efficient buildings, efficient precinct infrastructure and on and off site low carbon and renewable energy. This will be teamed with zero carbon waste treatment and commuter carbon emission offsets, resulting in a carbon neutral outcome in operation for the precinct.

Lend Lease managing director for Barangaroo South, Andrew Wilson, said in a statement that Lend Lease piloted the first green building rating tools nearly a decade ago.

“Now we are proud to be a pilot project for the next generation of rating tools that examine the sustainability of whole communities. We look forward to testing our sustainability plans against the credit criteria, and assisting the GBCA to test the pilot tool on a live project,” Mr Wilson says.

Bangaroo South


Eco building: sustainable living

Commercial towers at Barangaroo are being designed to achieve 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built ratings, and residential developments to achieve 5 Star Green Star ratings.

With a mix of uses, including commercial, residential, retail and dining, along with a new landmark hotel, on completion Barangaroo South will be home to around 1200 residents, 23,000 office workers and more than 2.9 hectares of public space.

Key Sustainability features of the development include:

  • Chilled water reticulation
  • Optimised Facades
  • Metering and Monitoring
  • Commercial towers designed to achieve a minimum 5 Star NABERS Energy rating and 6 Star Green Star Design As Built rating v3 with residential designed to achieve a 5 star Green star rating under the Multi unit Residential tool v1
  • Onsite low carbon and renewable energy generation
  • Offsite renewable energy
  • Bike Lockers & Storage for Sustainable Transport
  • Commuter Carbon Emissions Offset

According to the GBCA chief executive, Romilly Madew, Lend Lease has a long history as a market leader in sustainability, and was an early adopter of the Green Star rating tools for buildings.

“This  demonstrates that green building is achievable,” Madew said in the statement, “we expect Barangaroo South will become a new green icon of sustainability at the precinct scale.”