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6 Star Green Star for Commonwealth Bank Place Office development Commonwealth Bank

including more productive workplaces

Place, Darling Quarter, has received

and precincts which generate greater

a 6 Star Green Star - Performance

value,” Rampa said.

rating from the Green Building Council

“APPF Commercial has a long-

of Australia (GBCA), adding to its 6

standing commitment to sustainability,

Star Design, As-Built and Interiors

which is emphasised by buildings that are

certifications. The rating measured the

outperforming on a global scale and a

operational performance of the building

collection of 6 Star certifications that the

in nine environmental and social areas

GBCA classes as ‘Global Leadership’.”

to award 81 points — six more than the

Jennifer Saiz, head of group property

minimum 6 Star requirement of 75 points.

for the Commonwealth Bank, added that

With 58,000 m2 of commercial office space fully occupied by

the Green Star-certified building supports the organisation’s focus

the Commonwealth Bank, Commonwealth Bank Place is said to

on creating innovative ways of working in sustainable buildings.

emit 50% less greenhouse gas emissions and consume 80% less

“We have worked closely with APPF Commercial and Lendlease

drinking water than the average Australian office building. This is

to ensure this workplace maximises our energy and water

equivalent to taking 680 cars off the road and saving 13 Olympic

efficiency while creating a healthier working environment for our

swimming pools of water per year.

people,” Saiz said.

Kylie Rampa, the managing director of property group Lendlease’s

GBCA Chief Executive Officer Romilly Madew said that

Australian Investment Management business, said the new 6 Star

as investors look for direction to determine low-carbon and

rating confirms that Commonwealth Bank Place sets the bar for

energy-efficient assets, a Green Star rating can help our industry

sustainable buildings and is in line with co-owner Australian Prime

demonstrate transparency and accountability, boost asset value

Property Fund (APPF) Commercial’s focus on next-generation,

and attract capital.

highly sustainable commercial assets. “From an ownership perspective, a better performing building delivers a number of direct economic benefits to stakeholders,

Lendlease www.lendlease.com

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