Walker Corporation’s 4 Parramatta Square has secured a 6 star NABERS rating for Energy, making it one of the most efficient buildings in Australia.
Walker Executive Chairman Lang Walker AO said achieving the 6 star accolade delivers the highest benchmark for businesses seeking the best workplace environment.
“The $3.2 billion development at Parramatta Square has sustainability at its core and we pride ourselves on saving energy and being water wise on every floor,” Mr Walker said.
“4 Parramatta Square’s state of the art environmental features were carefully designed and delivered to make a big impact on reducing carbon emissions and we are proud to receive this incredible accolade on behalf of our tenants.”
The building was recognised for its 95kw solar energy system, LED lighting and sensor activated zoning, electric car charging stations, very high-performance glazing, energy performance metering and high efficiency chillers.
4 Parramatta Square also secured a 5.5 star NABERS Water Rating and was able to achieve an astonishing 92 per cent recycling rate across all construction and demolition waste which was taken to a state-of-the-art materials recovery facility, helping to further reduce landfill and our overall carbon footprint.
Parramatta Square is now officially ranked second in the country for NABERS Energy Efficiency. Collins Square in Melbourne is ranked second in Australia for water efficiency.
Deputy Secretary, Property & Development NSW Leon Walker said 4 Parramatta Square ticks all the boxes to increase comfort and wellbeing benefits to over 5,500 NSW Government workers in the tower.
“Parramatta Square has delivered another six star performance,” Mr Walker said.
“The NSW Government, specifically sought modern, sustainable, A-grade office space in Parramatta with market-leading sustainability design and we are proud our workspace sets the best example for efficient buildings across the State.
The 70,000 square metre 4 Parramatta Square has previously been awarded the rare dual accolade of the Green Building Council’s 6 Star Green Star – Interiors rating as well as a 6 Star Green Star – As Built rating.
The building is an acclaimed Transit Oriented Development which encourages low carbon forms of travel having direct links to train, buses, ferries, and trams as well as first class end of trip facilities to encourage workers to walk, run and cycle to work.