A Crone Partners-designed Brisbane commercial building has attracted the tenancy of The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), who announced they’d be signing an 11-year term to occupy a significant portion of the building’s office space.

180 Brisbane is Queensland’s first building to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Design v3 rating and features 59,100sqm of commercial space, a ground floor and podium retail (including a food court) and basement parking across 34 storeys.

CBA’s lease will see them occupy 10,500sqm over six floors and also hold sky signage rights for the tower.

To achieve the 6 Star rating, Crone Partners recruited a host of intelligent building systems and low-carbon energy enterprises that also helped it earn a 5.5 star NABERS rating. These include a one megawatt gas powered trigeneration system, a 100 kilowatt roof-mounted solar power generation system, solar heating and grey water recycling.

A key feature of the building is its interactive and easily-monitored building management system which provides accurate monitoring of the building’s energy use as well as appropriate feedback to occupants in different areas of the building.  

The building’s energy performance is on display in the lobby on a visual interface to show energy, water and natural resource use to occupants and the public. All of the base building’s plant equipment will be individually metered to enable accurate monitoring and management of the building’s energy use and to offer detailed feedback to parts of the building that are using excess energy.

A waste management system is also a focus for 180 Brisbane which will incorporate a co-mingled recycling system and potentially a mechanical compactor to assist with the transport of waste. 

180 Brisbane is due for completion near the end of 2015.

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