Low carbon concrete offers clean foundations for Perth’s most sustainable industrial estate
- Western Australia
- Low emissions
- Energy efficiency
Hesperia, Fiveight and Gibb Group are setting new sustainability standards in the property sector with the construction of the 56-hectare, carbon neutral Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) in Kwinana, WA, using low carbon concrete, solar PV and sector-leading sustainability measures to create Perth’s greenest industrial estate.
The developers will use the low carbon construction materials across at least five new warehouses, reducing emissions by up to 42 per cent compared to traditional concrete, according to independent analysis by sustainability consultant Edge Environment.
RHLP will include up to 2 MW of solar PV across new and existing warehouses, enabling all tenants in warehouses owned by RHLP to draw on the clean energy generated to cut their emissions and power bills. Grid-friendly technology such as smart inverters, smart metering, power factor correction and voltage control will enable the development to complement the WA South West Interconnector System.
The energy investments are supported by other sustainability initiatives including on-site water recycling and the latest storm water management systems, low energy lighting, the use of materials such as double glazing and specialist insulation to improve heating control and further reduce energy use, and strategic native tree planting across the estate.
The built environment accounts for about a quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and buildings contribute about 39 per cent of global emissions.
The CEFC committed $95 million to help deliver RHLP in its first direct investment to reduce embodied carbon in property construction.
Western Australia, Manufacturing, Property, Low emissions, Energy efficiency