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CASE 7 DESIGNING TO ACHIEVE A SIXSTAR GREEN RATING   LI A N T R A A L  S U  A IO N  NAT RSIT Y  E V I   UN

The Frank Fenner Building, which houses the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, was designed and built to achieve a six star Green Star rating in both ‘design’ and ‘as built’.  In order to achieve the impressive zero net kg production of CO2  per annum, a range of energy and water saving initiatives were incorporated into its design: • 80% of the demolition and construction waste was recycled • a 40kw solar photovoltaic array capable of generating over 65000 kWh a year, where excess is fed back into the grid • a hybrid air-conditioning unit • passive ventilation systems aided by a traffic light system and operable windows • high-grade insulation, including double-glazed windows

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• external shading • an external stairwell • rainwater collection tanks • a recycled black-water system • efficient plumbing

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IARU - Green Guide for Universities – pathways towards sustainability