A storage and distribution facility situated in the western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek will be the first development to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Industrial Design V1 rating in New South Wales.
To be occupied by office equipment provider, Ricoh Australia, the $15 million project consists of a large-scale warehouse area, an ancillary office, and other technical facilities.
According to Jackie Waterhouse, owner of Jacfin, the developer behind the project, a raft of sustainable construction techniques was used from the inception of the development through to completion.
Sustainability features include significant amounts of native landscaping as well as bio-retention work, which were incorporated from the outset of the project to minimise its impact on the surrounding environment.
Waterhouse adds that Ricoh has been featured in the world’s top 100 most sustainable corporate lists every year since its inception. The development was therefore an appropriate fit with the company’s corporate philosophy.
The Green Star –Industrial V` rating tool is used to assess the environmental standards of new and refurbished industrial buildings throughout Australia. It is applicable at both the design phase, as well as the post-construction stages of projects.
This tool assesses the industrial base building and its services, and does not include fit outs or industrial processes.