eTool worked closed with progressive ESD consultants Cundall to provide
Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for four large commercial buildings in Kings
The Kings Square buildings are strategically located within the $5.2
billion Perth City Link precinct, and are part of one of Australia’s most
significant CBD urban renewal developments. Developers Leighton Property set 5
Star Green Star requirements for all four of their current projects in Kings
Square. With construction now underway, builders John Holland, Broad Construction
and Probuild are working to achieve these targets.
Cundall recently guided Kings Square One (KS1) to achieve a 5 Star Green
Star rating. The design was awarded a total of 70 points of which five came
from the completion of the LCA as part of the ‘Material Impacts Credit’ for the
Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star.
Describing the achievement as a great outcome by the KS1 team and the
project, KS1 Project Manager Woody Forte said they worked collaboratively with their
ESD consultant Cundall and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) experts eTool, to identify
and incorporate the most cost effective ESD features in the design to deliver
the 5 Star Green Star rating, while also ensuring alignment with the project deliverables.
Cundall was quick to incorporate the newly added LCA Green Star credits
and engaged eTool to conduct the LCAs for the Kings Square developments.
Cundall’s Senior Consultant, Oliver Grimaldi explained that LCA was a
logical inclusion for all of the projects and made it easy to get a full understanding
of the environmental performance of the design. eTool’s innovative eToolLCD
software is paving the way for the next era in sustainable development.
According to eTool’s Business Development Director, Alex Bruce, incorporating
eToolLCD in all four projects in Kings Square as well as a number of other
large Perth developments has clearly demonstrated to the industry that LCA is
now a standard part of good design practice.