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    Alluvion building achieves 5 star NABERS energy rating

    Madeline Prince

    The Alluvion office building designed by the Buchan Group in Perth's CBD has been awarded a 5 Star Base Building NABERS Energy rating, making it one of the most energy efficient office buildings in Western Australia.

    Broad Construction Services was awarded the Design and Construction contract to build the 22 storey, 22,400 sqm A-Grade development.

    The office tower is in the west end of the Perth CBD. The tower rises from a podium and is compact and regular inform. A three level high office foyer leads to a pedestrian plaza that links toa walkway system connecting the Convention Centre and Busport to Westralia Square.

    5 Star NABERSThe plaza incorporates large scale public artworks, a waterfeature, and cafe.

    The office building rises above the plaza lobby, with aconstant floor plate of approximately 1900 metres squared perfloor.

    The $115 million building aimed for a 4.5 Star Green Star andAGBR Rating back in 2010 when construction was starting however stakeholdersworked closely to ensure that the NABERS target was met and exceeded.

    Broad Building Services Manager, Green Star AccreditedProfessional, NABERS Assessor, Harry Boyle said:

    “This is a tremendous achievement for all involved, usingtraditional cost effective designs but still achieving industry best practicefor energy usage. This result places the Alluvion building amongst the top tierof energy performance for office buildings in Australia.”

    General Manager at Broad Peter Moore added:

    “This is a fantastic result for all involved in the project.With approximately only one in ten office Base Building NABERS energy ratingsattaining their target in the building’s first operational year, Broad WA has,so far, achieved a 100 per cent success rate of delivering and exceeding ourclient’s desired NABERS targets”.

    Jones Lang LaSalle General Manager, Property & AssetManagement WA, Tim Boden agreed with the sentiment.

    “The awarding of a 5 Star NABERS rating is a very importantsuccess for all that have been involved in the building. CPA, Cape Bouvardand Jones Lang LaSalle have all got very strong sustainability drivers and wewill not be resting on our laurels as we push to implement furthersustainability initiatives in the building.”

    Images courtesy The Buchan Group

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