The Workplace6 building located on Darling Island, New South Wales, comprises one basement level carpark, ground floor lobby and retail and five floors of premium grade office space. The total Nett Lettable Area is 18,000 sqm.
The building achieved a ‘six-star’ Green Star design and as-built rating and ‘five-star’ plus 40% improvement on its NABERS rating. It is the first building in New South Wales to achieve the highest possible rating, in both NABERS scheme and the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star scheme.
Included in the design is chilled beam cooling technology, co-generation systems using gas fired generator and an absorption chiller, bearing-less centrifugal electric chillers, harbour water heat rejection, black water (sewerage) mining and recycling, advanced lighting controls including daylight compensation and dimming, carbon dioxide monitoring for minimum outside air modulation, solar hot water and other energy and water efficiency measures.
The building is being modelled using IES Virtual Environment to predict energy use and optimise design.