Achieving star ratings for interiors

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5 April 2012

One of the world’s leading architectural, engineering and consulting companies, GHD, has received a 4 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating for their office premises in Sydney and Newcastle.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) announced that the GHD fitouts at Piccadilly Tower in Sydney and the Newcastle premises have both been awarded the rating, which represents 'Best Practice' in environmentally sustainable building practices.

The Green Star rating system is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings.

GHD undertook all design, documentation and project management for the office fitouts using in-house design and management teams.

The fitouts were designed with sustainability as a priority. Attention was given to measures such as:

  • Strategic locations with access to public transport
  • Energy efficiency design including light sensors, after hours power down and appliances
  • Design aligned with natural light and access to external views
  • Reused or environmentally preferred finishes and furniture

GreenStar Accredited Professionals were involved throughout the project in both the interior design and building services teams, who liaised directly with GHD’s Environmental Management Committee.

One of the key components of both fitouts is a staff breakout and training facility. This space, which in Sydney is located in the corner with the best views and in Newcastle located adjacent to a balcony, was designed as a playful and bright space suitable for a wide range of functions from morning coffee to meetings, client functions and technical seminars. 

GHD Sydney Office Manager David Kinniburgh comments, “GHD is proud to showcase the talent of our people in delivering a fitout that creates an integral space for our people and clients. We seek excellence in environmental sustainability. The certification of our premises shows tangible evidence of what we can provide to clients across the globe.”

For more information please contact Kirill Reztsov

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