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Commercial complex in Sydney receives green upgrade

On Nov 11 2011
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  • Commercial Property


A block of commercial offices in Sydney has undergone a major refit to turn it into a ...

A block of commercial offices in Sydney has undergone a major refit to turn it into a green-friendly building.

The Local Government Super complex has been retrofitted with special air-conditioning systems designed in Australia as well as energy efficient lighting systems to help reduce its impact on the environment.

At 25-years-old, the North Sydney block has now been turned into a prime example of sustainable commercial building practices and could be set to receive a six-star green building energy rating.

The development was funded through a federal government initiative that seeks to enable environmentally conscious owners to retrofit their properties.

Known as the Green Building Fund, it supplied around $2.1 million towards the project - allowing the complex to enjoy an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions thanks to its new design.

Speaking on the initiative, the minister for innovation, industry science and research Kim Carr said he was impressed at the outcome.

Carr asserted: "This is a great example of how the greenhouse gas performance of older buildings can be turned around by using innovative technologies.

"The government and building owners must work together to improve our buildings and create a richer, fairer and greener Australia."