Collins Arch sets new standard for urban sustainability
Cbus Property targets industry-leading energy efficiency for Melbourne landmark
The visually striking $1.25 billion Collins Arch development in Melbourne is a mixed-use precinct which was designed to achieve a NABERS Energy rating of 5.5 stars for its premium commercial office space; a NABERS Energy rating of 4.5 stars for the W Hotel and an average NatHERS rating of 7 stars across the residential apartments.
reduced carbon footprint
The CEFC facility aligns perfectly with our longstanding focus on sustainability. The industry-leading sustainability features incorporated throughout Collins Arch will help us deliver on our global commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions across our portfolio by 2030.Adrian PozzoCEO, Cbus Property
The CEFC has committed $100 million to the 47-level landmark precinct, which features twin towers linked by a skybridge that will shape the character of Melbourne’s city skyline for decades to come.
Collins Arch includes a range of industry-leading clean energy technologies, including built-in real-time energy monitoring and capacity for residential electric vehicle charging.
The development, by major developer Cbus Property, also includes high-efficiency air-conditioning and energy efficient façade fabric insulation. These initiatives lower energy consumption, lower carbon emissions and deliver improved operational efficiencies. The clean energy initiatives are expected to deliver a minimum 20 to 25 per cent improvement on the development’s carbon footprint.
The CEFC finance for the project is about creating new environmentally sustainable standards in Australian cities and locking in a low-carbon approach to building design and management.