Civic Quarter achieves 4 Star Green Star – Design & As Built certified rating
From concept to reality, Civic Quarter is a testament to the detail in design to realise the vision for CQ to reach for the stars and lead the way to become Canberra’s most sustainable commercial building. Civic Quarter has been officially recognised to have achieved the 4 Star Green Star – Design & As Built certified rating by the Green Building Council of Australia – one of CQ’s three sustainability targets, this Green Star rating represents industry best practices to ensure that sustainability is not only assessed by a building’s design intent, but also in its delivery.
This 4 Star rating encourages the creation of buildings that are green, resource efficient, healthy, liveable and productive. The targeted Rating is a collaboration of nine assessment areas to ensure a holistic review: Management, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land Use and Ecology, Emissions and Innovation. There are a large number of features that are included as part of the Rating tool, including ventilation systems, acoustic comfort, thermal comfort, the source of timber products, low-emitting materials, lighting levels, water saving fixtures and rainwater tanks, just to name a few.
4 Star Green Star – Design & As Built certification provides the independent certification of sustainability with great benefits, including:
- These targets support broader sustainability achievements other than just energy and water efficiency, such as healthy, liveable and resilient places.
- Outcomes driven ratings, because to transform the built environment we need verifiable results.
- Driving continuous improvement through updated benchmarks, setting the foundation for optimal building performance.
In addition to this Green Star, CQ is targeting a 5 star NABERS Energy Base Building Rating and a WELL certification (Silver Core and Shell rating).
We look forward to sharing the sustainability journey of Civic Quarter as we continue to target a trio of ratings to achieve a truly holistic outcome.