15 August, 2012 — A walking tour of Sydney’s most sustainable buildings will be launched during World Green Building Week next month.
The Sustainable Sydney Walking Tour has been created by the Green Building Council of Australia and Better Buildings Partnership and will be led by sustainable built environment experts.
It includes street level exploration of six green building icons as well as the green spaces between with commentary on how green buildings are contributing to a greener inner city community and setting best practice examples for sustainability in urban environment.
The buildings are:
- 1 Bligh Street – world leading design including an “Australian first” double skin façade (6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 and 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2)
- 30 The Bond – links Sydney’s sustainable future with its colonial history, featuring one of Sydney’s oldest convict-hewn sandstone walls (5 Star Green Star – Office As Built v1)
- One Shelley Street – characterised by its striking and unique “net” facade (6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 and 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2)
- Darling Quarter – two world class buildings which are the feature of the $500 million Darling Quarter development precinct (6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 and 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v3)
- 161 Castlereagh Street – impressive 45 storey building under construction in the heart of the CBD (6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2)
- The GBCA GreenHouse – GBCA’s single-floor head office fitout featuring raised floor air displacement system, indoor plant wall, recycled furniture, natural light maximisation, zoned lighting, and a worm farm and composting system (5 Star Green Star – Office Interiors v1.1)
The free tours will be held daily, from 11am to 1pm from 18 – 21 September.
World Green Building Week is an initiative of the World Green Building Council – a network of 90 green building councils around the world.