Baulderstone Exceeds Expectations On Green Star Rating

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6th April 2010, 02:32pm - Views: 668
Baulderstone exceeds expectations on Green Star rating

Leading sustainable builder Baulderstone has constructed the first office building to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating in the burgeoning North Ryde market in NSW.

Originally designed to a 4 Star Green Star standard, Baulderstone's Triniti Business Campus has exceeded expectations. The Green Building Council of Australia recently awarded Buildings 1 and 2 of Triniti with a 5 Star Green Star Office As Built v2 rating.* Baulderstone and its long-standing client Stockland worked closely to achieve this impressive result.

Among the sustainable features of Triniti are the use of recycled steel and concrete materials, and installation of an on-site rainwater collection facility and water efficient cooling towers. Baulderstone also re-used or recycled eighty per cent of construction waste, reducing the amount going to landfill. In order to facilitate sustainable practices by the end user, all tenants are equipped with a Building Users Guide, enabling them to achieve the environmental performance envisaged and designed by the project team.

`At Baulderstone, we are proud to have worked with Stockland to design and construct Triniti Business Campus. Not only were we able to finish the project two months ahead of schedule, but the project team achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating, even though the building was only originally designed to a 4 Star Green Star standard. It represents a continuation of our successful relationship with Stockland as well as Baulderstone's commitment to creating what matters in a sustainable way,' Baulderstone's NSW General Manager, David Lougher, said.

Baulderstone completed Triniti in 2009. Despite the global financial crisis, and as a testament to the high quality of Triniti Business Campus, property owner Stockland achieved a 100 per cent leasing pre-commitment for the 28,000 square-metre, A-Grade office campus.

Baulderstone is a major tenant at Triniti. Through the introduction of green IT technology alone at its new offices, Baulderstone expects to save over $150,000 a year in operational costs.

`Baulderstone's corporate head office and NSW staff now call Triniti home,' Mr Lougher said. `We are very pleased to be a major tenant in North Ryde's first 5 Star Green Star office building. Congratulations to the project team who have done an excellent job. Triniti is testament to Baulderstone's innovation and commitment to delivering sustainable buildings, in partnership with clients and other stakeholders.'

`We are proud of our achievements at Triniti,' Stockland's General Manager, Development & Design, Commercial Property, Stephen Bull, said. `Achieving the Green Star Rating is a testament to our ongoing relationship with tenants and corporate commitment to the environment.'

Baulderstone is an industry leader in sustainable building. It pioneered the greening of Australia's construction landscape, with the design and construction of the Henry Deane Building, the first in the country to be awarded with Green Star ratings in 2001.

* Building 3, the last to be completed at Triniti Business Campus, is currently registered for a Green Star rating.

About Baulderstone
Baulderstone has been `Creating what matters' in Australian building and infrastructure for its clients and the community for over 80 years. It is one of the largest building and engineering companies in Australia, with over 1,400 people across the country, and an annual turnover in excess of $2bn. Its iconic achievements include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney's Anzac Bridge, Brisbane's Story Bridge, Melbourne's Etihad Stadium and the Adelaide Convention Centre. Baulderstone won the Contractor Excellence award at the 2010 National Infrastructure Awards. It is part of the Bilfinger Berger Group.

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