Inspiration: Darling Quarter, Sydney, Australia
January 2013 | Inspiration
Project: Darling Quarter
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Carbon Footprint: 72% GHG Reduction
Image Credit: FJMT
An innovative and record-setting project, Darling Quarter is the first office to achieve the highest green building rating in Australia, a 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built certification. Through extensive daylighting, a high-performance façade, chilled beams, and a trigeneration plant that produces electricity, heat, and cooling, the building reduces its carbon footprint by 72% (as compared to an average office building in Australia).
Additionally, rainwater is harvested and recycled, 92% of main water consumption is reduced, and 100% of wastewater is treated onsite. Darling Quarter sets a high sustainability standard while creating a vibrant center for the area that integrates work and play with an emphasis on families and children.
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central solution to the climate crisis.
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