Currambine Community Centre

The City of Joondalup in Western Australia has received the first-ever Green Star Public Building As Built rating for the Currambine Community Centre.

The council was also the first to achieve a 4 Star Green Star Public Building Design rating for the same project, with the design now translated into a sustainable reality.

Sustainability and services advice was provided by Norman Disney & Young to ensure an integrated and holistic design approach with a focus on sustainability, durability and maintenance.

The City of Joondalup’s Colin Drummond said feedback from users had been overwhelmingly positive.

Key building features include:

  • A 9.9-kilowatt PV array
  • rainwater from a 20,000-litre rainwater tank used for toilet flushing and irrigation
  • specification of sustainable materials
  • energy efficient lighting system with occupant and daylight sensors to minimise unnecessary use
  • solar tubes providing natural light to the larger spaces
  • louvered windows to encourage natural cross ventilation
  • low water use garden with signage provided to educate building occupants about the plants selected, with recycled materials used throughout the landscaping
  • display of water and energy usage to building occupants in the foyer
  • recycling bins throughout the building to minimise waste to landfill
  • extensive metering of water and energy use, connected to a monitoring system with information fed through to an LCD display screen in the foyer for the public to see