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.