Green Star Given To Westpac’s Offices In Barangaroo
Office spaces are not complete without office fitouts nowadays. An increasing number of companies are more aware of the importance of green choices such that office fitouts in Canberra and other places in Australia are geared toward making the space eco-friendly. One of the best examples is the recent award received by the office of Westpac located in Barangaroo. The company’s office is found inside the International Tower Two. According to the award, it is Australia’s greenest office.
The Green Building Council of Australia gave the interior fitouts of the company a green star rating of six stars. This is the highest number of green stars that was given among all offices located within Australia.
The sustainable design comes with an extensive metering system that has the capacity to measure the amount of water and energy used by the company. The materials used for constructing the office have very low impact to the environment because 95 per cent of the PVC and timbers used are certified to be reused and recycled and it also received best practice certification.
The six stars rating is the highest that can be achieved by a building and given to the whole Tower Two building. The International Towers of Lendlease was also included in the list of the tall buildings in the world.
In May of 2016, the office fitout by the St. George, office located in Tower Two as well, was awarded to the first retail fitout as well as the first bank to receive the 6-star ranking.
The Green Star award to Westpac was due to the lower water consumption of the company. They are also not dependent on private transport and they give importance to the local ecologies by reducing harm and improving its quality.
According to Romily Madew, the chief executive of GBCA, Westpac is making an example of all the companies located all over the globe. The rating is only proof that Westpac is willing to do everything to make sure the company has very little impact to the environment. The same should be embodied by the office fitouts in Canberra in order to create a big difference for the environment.