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