6 stars for ANZ Centre - again!
ANZ Centre in Melbourne, designed by HASSELL and Lend lease Design, has done it again, winning its third 6 Star Green Star rating.
It has been awarded a 6 Star rating for Office Interiors. It's a result that exceeds expectations as the interior design for the project was registered to achieve a 5 Star rating.
This means the ANZ Centre is only the second building in Australia to achieve a triple 6 Star rating – for Office Design, Office As-Built and Office Interiors.
The Green Star assessors awarded 75 points to the Office Interiors, including four for innovation. It was the additional points for innovation that secured the 6 Star rating.
The innovations in the building included:
_Underfloor air distribution which allows individuals to control air flow around them
_A cogeneration plant connected to the building that helps reduce the demand for energy
_A big reduction in car parking – 95 per cent fewer parking spaces than local planning rules would have allowed. This encourages people working in the building to use public transport.
"HASSELL put its heart and soul into the ANZ Centre project," said Managing Director Rob Backhouse. "We are about being a global leader in designing a sustainable future and at ANZ we had a client who shared our vision of what could be achieved in this project. That's why they ended up with a triple 6 Star building."
—Read more articles for July 2012
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