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ActewAGL House gets 5.5 stars

By johnboy - 22 February 2012 3

ActewAGL are letting the world know their headquarters building has been rated with a 5.5 star energy rating under the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS):

ActewAGL Chief Finance Officer John Knox said, “This is a great result for ActewAGL. We’ve been in the purpose-built building since June 2010 and absolutely love it.

“From the beginning ActewAGL and building owners, Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL), committed to working hard to achieve a NABERS Energy rating for both the base building and tenancy. The building was designed to make the most of smart, eco-friendly technologies and building materials to reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.”

AHL achieved a 5 star energy rating for the base build, which included the installation of a passive chilled-beam airconditioning system. This system requires significantly less energy to provide the same heating and cooling effect as a traditional system.

ActewAGL achieved a 5.5 star energy rating for tenancy. Smart technologies installed during construction, as well as innovative design, were significant contributors towards the tenancy rating. Other building features included an energy-efficient lighting system and open plan fit-out that reduced the need for additional supplementary airconditioning.

“We are looking forward from here – next year we will revisit the NABERS assessment process and are already looking at improvements that will get us closer to achieving a 6 star tenancy rating,” Mr Knox said.

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ActewAGL House gets 5.5 stars
BlackIce 1:38 pm 22 Feb 12

MERC600 said :

And what did this little public asset cost us ?

And please the FINAL COST, not the cost which may have been announced in the planning stages. Somehow I have very little trust in Actew costings.

Considering ActewAGL don’t actually own the building, it’s not exactly a public asset.

Chop71 1:19 pm 22 Feb 12

LOL, they spent plenty of our electricity and water bills on building this pleasure palace and it was designed as a 6-7 star building. So a score of 5.5 would be a FAIL.

….. then reading between the lines…… improvements to get it to a score of 6, I can only conclude that would be we are going to spend MORE.

MERC600 12:13 pm 22 Feb 12

And what did this little public asset cost us ? And please the FINAL COST, not the cost which may have been announced in the planning stages. Somehow I have very little trust in Actew costings.

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