Sustainability initiatives implemented by Siemens Building Technologies have helped Federation Square in Melbourne become a carbon neutral precinct.

Federation Square has been embraced as Melbourne’s ‘Meeting Place’ since it opened in 2002 with millions of people, both residents and visitors, passing through the precinct every year. The size of a city block, it is not just a popular venue for cultural attractions and events, but also provides a communal urban space that is vital to the well-being of any city.

Federation Square hosts large-scale exhibitions and small commercial outlets alike, and the complex architecture of the location presents a range of environmental challenges. However, sustainability initiatives implemented under a Siemens Energy Performance Contract have helped optimise energy and water consumption while minimising waste at the venue.

These sustainability measures, which have a payback period of just eight years, work in the background and have helped Fed Square become a carbon neutral precinct. Siemens’ solutions also demonstrate how advanced technology can power the liveability of our cities. 

Photo Credit: John Gollings, courtesy of Federation Square