At the 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, the World Green Building Council announced Barangaroo South as the co-winner of the Leadership in Sustainability Design and Performance in the commercial category, alongside Aorangi House in New Zealand.
Sustainability was fundamental to Barangaroo South’s design – from raising the ground plane to accommodate predicted sea level rises through to installing over 50,000 LED lamps and 6,000sqm of rooftop solar panels. A shared basement with a recycled water treatment plant and district cooling plant to cool the buildings are further sustainability measures. Barangaroo South is also home to International House Sydney, Australia’s first engineered timber commercial building.
The Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards recognised Lendlease's ambition to create a precinct that:
- Becomes Australia's first large-scale carbon neutral precinct
- Becomes water positive
- Diverts 97 percent of construction and 80 percent of operational waste from landfill
“Urbanisation and density are on the rise, with the vast majority of all global population growth expected to occur in our cities," says Kylie Rampa, Lendlease CEO, Property.
"The onus is on us to design, develop and build cities with sustainability at the forefront because it’s increasingly critical to everyone’s quality of life. From the very beginning, we set ourselves ambitious sustainability benchmarks for Barangaroo South. This means viewing every aspect of the precinct through a sustainability lens."
“Our Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Regional Network work with some of the most pioneering companies and innovators in green building," says Joelle Chan, regional head of World Green Building Council's Asia Pacific Network.
“Barangaroo South is an outstanding example of sustainable innovation in its ambition to be carbon neutral at the precinct-level; and for the way Lendlease holistically involved the community, whether it is their employees, tenants or residents, in their sustainability efforts. It has raised the bar for other green building developments to follow.”