4 December 2012 — The GPT Group’s 6 Star Green Star development, 5 Murray Rose, with a rooftop solar farm that produces a quarter of the base building’s energy needs, has been officially opened at Sydney’s Olympic Park.

GPT said the 12,000 square metre A-grade campus style building’s state-of-the-art solar power system generates more solar energy per square metre than any other commercial building of this scale in NSW.

GPT Group chief executive officer and managing director Michael Cameron said the development showcased best practice sustainable design and “increased the company’s logistics and business park portfolio, maintained the quality and diversity of the portfolio, boosted its scale and provided accretive returns”.

Other sustainability features include:

  • Chilled beams
  • 100 per cent outside air with 50 per cent improvement on minimum ventilation rates
  • Facade design incorporating high performance glazing with external shading designed to minimise heat load and restrict glare, while providing good external views and daylight access
  • Cyclist facilities for 10 per cent of building occupants as well as visitors
  • 25 per cent of car spaces provided for small cars
  • High efficiency T5 office lighting
  • Run around coils for heat recovery and preheat of dehumidified air
  • High efficiency chillers in series with excellent part load performance.

The building is leased to beverage and food company Lion for  12 years.

The building, which is occupied by about 800 staff, is the first of three buildings to be completed in the $200 million Murray Rose Business Park, currently being developed by GPT.

GPT has another 200,000 sqm of land for future development at Sydney Olympic Park.