7 March 2012 – Sustainability features which have earned a six  star Green Star rating for a GPT Group building at Sydney Olympic Park include a solar installation that contributes 25 per cent of the base-building’s peak load – making it the largest solar installation in an Australian commercial building of this scale.

The $60 million 5 Murray Rose development which is the first stage of GPT’s $200 million Murray Rose Business Park also includes:

  • Chilled beams
  • 100 per cent outside air with 50 per cent improvement on minimum ventilation rates
  • Efficient 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.

GPT chief executive officer Michael Cameron said:”In 2011 GPT avoided $15.9 million in costs by reducing energy, water, and waste to landfill. Our achievements at Murray Rose allow us to further share these initiatives with our customers.”

The development’s leading environmental initiatives, the partnership approach of GPT and the lifestyle options provided by Sydney Olympic Park were all critical in the decision by the Lion Group to lease the whole 12,000 square metres of 5 Murray Rose, he said.