Westpac’s Barangaroo office has received a 6-star Green Star Interiors rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). This is the highest number of Green Star points achieved by any office fit-out in Australia.
Key design features of the Geyer-designed project include an extensive metering system that monitors major energy and water usage, and the use of materials with lower environmental impact such as 95 percent reused, recycled, certified or best practice timber and PVC.
“The rating reflects Westpac’s ongoing commitment to reducing its environmental impact. This commitment is increasingly expected by investors and consumers alike—the latter increasingly looking for evidence that companies are walking the talk,” says Romilly Madew, GBCA’s CEO.
The fit-out is also located in a 6-star Green Star building, Tower 2 of the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed International Towers Sydney.
“We are proud that we’ve been able to support the Barangaroo precinct’s goal of becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral community,” says John Harries, Westpac’s group general manager, Operations, Property and Commercial Services.
Westpac was recognised as the world’s most sustainable bank for the 10th time in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. A number of the bank’s properties have been awarded 6-star Green Star ratings, including the Bank of Melbourne’s flagship branch at 525 Collins Street, the St.George branch at Barangaroo, and the Westpac branch at 150 Collins Street Melbourne.