Sarah Breavington; John Connor, Climate Institute; Rocio Bona, Mirvac

6 February 2014 – Mirvac launched its new sustainability strategy on January 30 with the theme, This Changes Everything.

Among the ambitious new targets are:

  • To be net positive by 2030 – “generate more water and energy than we consume and finding ways to capture and reduce waste beyond that which we create
  • Create a framework for the future of place by 2015, that “should be adaptive so it seeks to
    Glenn Byres, Property Council of Australia NSW ED; Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Mirvac CEO and MD

    predict future challenges but accepts that information and boundaries will change over time”

  • The first smart portfolio by 2020 – designed to improve its own performance and ease of operation over its lifecycle
  • Water – reduce potable water by 15 per cent by 2018, increase water recatpure and recycling to 15 per cent by 2018
  • Waste – recycle 75 per cent of waste by 2018; zero waste by 2030; implement three closed loop recycling projects by 2018
  • L to R: Paul Edwards, Mirvac; Ken McBryde, Hassell

    Energy – reduce carbon intensity by 20 per cent by 2018

  • Install 1 MW renewable energy by 2018
  • Materials – pre-qualify 50 per cent of the supply chain on their aligned sustainable practices by 2015; complete a life cycle assessment for all new projects starting June 2014
  • Lifestyle –develop a sustainable lifestyle index for implementation by 2015
  • Create a “One Planet Living” community by 2018
  • Skills and training – educate 1 million people on sustainability by 2020
  • Technology – deliver our first smart building by 2018
  • Community investment – create a data capture system for measuring and montory community investment across the whole business by 2015
  • Social impact – develop and utilise SROI methodology
    L to R- Stephen Butler, Mirvac; David Palin, Mirvac

    for key projects by 2015

L to R: Ken McBryde, Hassell, Rocio Bona, Mirvac, Jeff Robinson, Aurecon