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    8 Chifley Square by Mirvac/ Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners and Lippmann Partnership

    Nathan Johnson

    8 Chifley Square was generated by the desire to create a twenty first century workplace with the highest possible standards of user amenity and a world class sustainability target of 6 Star Green Star Design v2 certified rating.

    The tower incorporates a tri-generation system, basement blackwater treatment system, provision for rooftop photovoltaics array (subject to future fitout), externally shaded and sealed façade, naturally ventilated foyer and high efficiency and addressable lighting.

    Extensive metering, throughout the building, targets and monitors the building’s performance, helping to educate and inform building users via an informatics system in the ground floor lobby

    The expression of structure, construction and building services throughout the tower make for an honest and “legible” architectural expression, promoting the many engineering innovations and the unique environmental credentials of the building.

    Key initiatives:

    • The building will achieve NABERS 5*+ operation (approaching carbon neutral) while the export of energy from the building will mean that other buildings will benefit from low carbon electricity and the site is a net carbon producer
    • Chilled Beam Ceilings: ‘TROX’ active chilled beam ceilings have been installed and commissioned to deliver air conditioning to all office levels
    • The roof mounted tri-generation system re-uses waste heat from electricity generation, reducing the load of conventional coal fired electricity supply
    • The blackwater treatment system is located in the basement and treats sewerage for re-use in the chilled beam ceiling system and other. Likewise the cooling tower water is re-used and concentrated
    • A highly efficient lighting system utilising T-5 lighting to the floor plates and extensive LED lighting to the perimeter and exterior of the building responds to the needs of building users and the external environment
    • Externally shaded and sealed façade
    • Naturally ventilated foyer
    • The tower incorporates an informatics system visible in the ground floor lobby
    • Provision for rooftop photovoltaic’s array (subject to future fitout)

     

    "Extensive metering, throughout the building, targets and monitors the building’s performance, helping to educate and inform building users via an informatics system in the ground floor lobby," said the architects. Images: Brett Boardman

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