Charter Hall Group and Cbus Property have been awarded simultaneous 6-star NABERS ratings for Energy, Indoor Environment and Waste for 171 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.
NABERS has confirmed the achievement is an Australian first and is one of the only buildings in the country to achieve three 6-star ratings.
Charter Hall’s Office CEO, Carmel Hourigan, said the Australian-first accolade reflected the market-leading sustainability initiatives driven by the joint-venture team.
“The triple-crown achievement powerfully demonstrates there are always ongoing opportunities to enhance a buildings performance via long-term vision, active partnerships and strategic asset management,” she said.
“171 Collins Street now sets a new standard for sustainable workplaces that deliver positive environmental outcomes, and better-quality work environments for tenant customers.”
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Cbus Property’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Pozzo, said the triple-crown showcased how the joint-venture partners took a broad approach to sustainable building performance across the functions of energy-efficiency, water, waste, and indoor environment, and had delivered exceptional outcomes for the building and its tenants.
“171 Collins Street was originally designed to meet a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating back in 2013 but this shows that with a focus on energy efficiency, performance can be continually improved over time to reach the top rating of 6 Stars,” he said.
“Health and wellbeing are a primary focus for Cbus Property, and what 171 Collins Street has done for a number of years now is deliver superior indoor environmental quality standards to benefit our tenants.”
NABERS Director Carlos Flores said the 171 Collins Street sustainability achievement had set an impressive new benchmark for the commercial property industry.
“I had the fortune to visit 171 Collins in 2019, where I witnessed first-hand all the work the team was doing to simultaneously reach three different 6 star NABERS ratings,” Flores said.
“This raises the bar on how sustainable buildings can perform today, setting the tone for the kind of change we need to make progress on our climate goals throughout the next decade.”
171 Collins Street was completed in 2013 and is owned by joint venture partners Cbus Property and Charter Hall.