Green star a first for Queensland
Energex have recently taken possession of their new, state of the art corporate headquarters, located in Brisbane’s inner city suburb of Newstead.
This innovative six-storey urban renewal development has been recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) having been awarded a 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 certified rating, the first award of this kind in Queensland.
With commercial buildings representing a significant impact on the environment, the GBCA introduced the ‘Green Star’ rating system. Established to evaluate overall environmental building design and construction, the Green Star system institutes a common set of standards in development of this kind.
Above all, the Green Star rating is creating an environmental awareness that is rapidly becoming a commercial imperative and not just a secondary consideration.
The wide use of certified premium recycled timber in the fit out was a key component in the building obtaining its 6 Star Green Star rating.
From its gleaming façade through to the energy, water and waste saving technology that lie under the skin, Energex is sure to shine on every level.
Representing a significant achievement in design, technology, and environmental awareness, this building sets a precedent for sustainability design and technology, not just in Australia but worldwide. A true landmark building with the global recognition afforded by its 6 Star Green Star rating.
Compared to an average office space in Brisbane the new Energex headquarters located at 33 Breakfast Creek Road is expected to:
- Store 180 tonnes of captured CO2 in the recycled hardwood
- Reduce electricity consumption by 64%
- Reduce green house gas emissions by 64%
- Reduce potable water use by 55%
- Recycled Spotted Gum cut from redundant power poles RFG1 Grading
- 20 kilometres of 42mm x 19mm and 100mm x 12mm internal, dressed cladding and feature timber
- 14 kilometres of 150mm x 20mm recycled dressed Spotted Gum coated with Cutek CD50 LOVC
The interior of the new Energex headquarters is sleek, modern, and über stylish.
Far from sterile however, a certain warmth and luxury is achieved through the extensive use of some 34 kilometres of stunning Kennedy’s recycled Spotted Gum.
Sourced from redundant power poles, Kennedy’s recycled Spotted Gum is a premium and durable Australian hardwood used extensively in the internal fit out of the building.
One prominent architectural highlight from an aesthetic standpoint are the impressive pod like meeting rooms throughout. These meeting rooms are magnificently clad from floor to ceiling in Spotted Gum with nothing short of impressive results.
Some 20 kilometres of the RFG1 Graded Spotted Gum was utilised as internal cladding and feature timbers including:
- 42mm x 19mm Spotted Gum cladding
- 100mm x 12mm wall cladding
A further 14 kilometres of Kennedy’s Spotted Gum, all pre-coated with Cutek CD50 LOVC, was employed for use in flooring and ceiling lining, specifically:
- 150mm x 20mm dressed Spotted Gum
From fit out through to landscaping there has been a noticeable attention to detail delivered by the various providers who have all contributed to this superb development.
- www.coxarchitecture.com.au (Basebuild Architects)
- www.bvn.com.au (Fitout)
- www.fkp.com.au (Builder)
- NWCI Phone: 3806 1366