Cundall hits Green Star century

Cundall is celebrating being the first consultant to deliver 100 Green Star certified projects in Australia. Acting as the Green Star Accredited Professionals, Cundall’s team has been working on Green Star projects since the rating system was released in 2003.

Cundall’s experienced team has combined in-depth knowledge of the rating system with a passion for practical sustainable design to deliver Green Star ratings in many building types and in all states and territories.

With over over 1.5 million square metres certified, the projects have ranged from shopping malls in Sydney housing luxury global brands, a major new hospital – the largest project to be certified to date, a training centre for the plumbing industry, large distribution centres and many award-winning office developments.

Cundall has notched up a number of industry firsts, such as the first 6 Star Green Star – Communities project, the first project to incorporate Green Star’s life cycle assessment points, the first 6 Star Green Star – Multi-unit Residential development and the first retail development to achieve Green Star As Built rating.

The team also assisted in attaining a ‘trifecta’ of Green Star ratings for SA Water House, attaining a 6 Star Green Star Design and 6 Star Green Star As Built rating for the base building as well as a 6 Star Green Star – Office Interiors rating for SA Water’s office fit-out.

“Cundall has been a prominent supporter of Green Star as a tool to transition the property industry to a more sustainable future for over ten years. We continue to be actively involved in shaping the future and are looking forward to hitting a double hundred” said David Clark, Partner.

Green Building Council of Australia’s Romilly Madew presented Cundall with a certificate at Cundall’s 40th birthday at the Sydney Opera House on the 1st December.

“From shopping centres to visitors’ centres, from high schools to hearing hubs and from social housing to premium office buildings, Cundall’s experienced and committed team are known throughout the industry for pushing the sustainable building envelope, and deserve applause for reaching this momentous milestone,” Ms Madew says.

Project highlights

SA Water House, Adelaide, SA- 6 Star Green Star trifecta, (Certified 2007)- The ten floor office and laboratory development includes a range of practical and innovative solutions to achieve SA Water’s stringent sustainability performance requirements which achieved 6 Star Green Star base building and fit-out ratings.

St Andrews Place, Melbourne, VIC- 4 Star Green Star (Certified 2008) – Proving that building upgrades can achieve Green Star ratings, this 6,000m² building upgrade and integrated fit-out of the existing building for the Victorian Government also won Cundall’s building services engineers the Sustainable Refurbishment of the Year category at the Building Services Journal Awards.

Energex Headquarters, Brisbane, QLD- 6 Star Green Star (Certified 2008)- A new six storey, 28,000m² headquarters building for one of Queensland’s largest energy suppliers.

1 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW- 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating (Certified 2010 and 2012)- Set a new benchmark in Australia for sustainable high-rise, The building won the prestigious CTBUH 2012 Best Tall Building Award for the Asia and Australasia region - the first building in Australia to win the award.

Westfield Sydney, NSW- Two 6 Star Green Star commercial buildings and a 5 Star Green Star shopping centre (Various certifications from 2011 to 2014)- The mixed-use development spanning 120,000m², delivers premium indoor environmental quality across two commercial buildings and a shopping centre.

Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre, Brunswick, VIC- 5 Star Green Star (Certified 2012)- An innovative training facility for plumbers and mechanical contractors, with all services in the building forming part of the training curriculum and are able to be isolated without disrupting the operation of the facility.

Central Land Council Headquarters, Alice Springs, NT – 4 Star Green Star (Certified 2010) – One of only two projects rated in the NT and the first in Alice Springs. An exceptional outcome considering the remoteness of the location and the extreme weather conditions

KS1, Perth, WA- 5 Star Green Star (Certified 2014)- KS1, an office tower in Perth’s Kings Square master-planned precinct, it was the first office building in Australia to incorporate Green Star’s new life cycle assessment points.

Alkimos Beach, WA- 6 Star Green Star (Certified 2015)- In Perth’s northern coastal corridor, it was awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating for a residential master-planned project.

Wollongong Central, NSW- 5 Star Green Star (Certified 2016)- Multi-award winning shopping centre was awarded 5 Star Green Star – Retail Centre v1 As Built certified rating, which is the first and highest As Built rating for a retail centre in Australia.

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