Inspiration: Darling Quarter, Sydney, Australia
January 2013 | Inspiration
Project: Darling Quarter
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Carbon Footprint: 72% GHG Reduction
Image Credit: FJMT
An innovative and record-setting project, Darling Quarter is the first office to achieve the highest green building rating in Australia, a 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built certification. Through extensive daylighting, a high-performance façade, chilled beams, and a trigeneration plant that produces electricity, heat, and cooling, the building reduces its carbon footprint by 72% (as compared to an average office building in Australia).
Additionally, rainwater is harvested and recycled, 92% of main water consumption is reduced, and 100% of wastewater is treated onsite. Darling Quarter sets a high sustainability standard while creating a vibrant center for the area that integrates work and play with an emphasis on families and children.