Barangaroo South Tower 3 Achieves Highest Green Star Rating
Lend Lease has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for Tower 3 at International Towers Sydney (ITS).
As the highest honour on the internationally-recognised sustainability rating system, the 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v3 rating certifies world leading developments and underpins Lend Lease’s vision to create the best - and most sustainable - places.
GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew, said International Towers Sydney is set to be an extraordinary project that demonstrates the latest thinking in the future of sustainable workplaces: “Lend Lease secured enough points for a 6 Star Green Star rating in its first round submission - this is a rare feat.
“Typically, building projects require more than one round of assessment to achieve a Green Star rating. Lend Lease could rest on its laurels, but instead chose to proceed to round two to secure maximum points and demonstrate its enduring commitment to sustainability,” she said.
Standing tall at the heart of Barangaroo’s commercial precinct, International Towers Sydney and its future-focused workplace will become a renowned financial and professional services address for the Asia Pacific. Today’s announcement is the second 6 Star Green Star for ITS, with Tower 2 receiving the same rating in May last year. All three towers are currently under construction and Tower 3, a 38 level 79,281sqm office building, will welcome its first tenants, KPMG and Lend Lease next year.
Tarun Gupta, Lend Lease’s Chief Executive Officer, Property, said the company is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Green Building Council of Australia, spanning more than a decade: “Sustainability is an integral part of our business, and the green building movement and work of the GBCA is a part of a revolution that will transform the way we live. By 2030, almost 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas and we are planning for this by creating the next generation of sustainable property and infrastructure solutions.”
Barangaroo is targeted to become Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral community. It is also one of the first projects to be registered under the GBCA’s Green Star – Communities PILOT rating tool that assesses green solutions on a precinct scale, rather than individual buildings.
Ms Madew added: “Lend Lease’s legacy is changing the way we think about urban renewal because we know that we can leave places in a much better state than when we found them. Through Barangaroo South and its many other projects around Australia, Lend Lease is really changing how we create our cities.”
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