Railway Goods Shed North

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The refurbishment of the heritage-listed Railway Goods Shed North in Docklands, Melbourne achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating for office design from the Green Building Council of Australia.

The Victorian Government's sustainable urban development agency VicUrban worked closely with Equiset to deliver Victoria's first heritage-listed building to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating.

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  • 5 Start Green Star rating for heritage-listed building
  • A number of innovative sustainable design initiatives which allowed the historical exterior of the building to be preserved.
  • Grey water system
  • Rainwater harvesting facilities
  • Underfloor ventilation to help reduce demand on our energy and water resources

Over 350 construction jobs were created during the transformation of the 120 year-old building proving that delivering sustainable projects that can also create jobs.

Docklands is currently home to the greatest number of 5 Star Green Star accredited office developments within an Australian commercial precinct.

The pioneering work of both VicUrban and Equiset demonstrates that Green Star standards are not limited to new buildings, but with innovation and commitment can be achieved in heritage-listed buildings too.

Existing buildings make up the majority of Victoria's commercial building stock, so this project demonstrates how complex refurbishments can be delivered will make a significant difference to the long term sustainability of Victoria's built environment.

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