Low carbon concrete offers clean foundations for Perth’s most sustainable industrial estate
Reducing embodied carbon in construction
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 in Kwinana, WA, using low carbon concrete, solar PV and sector-leading sustainability measures to create Perth’s greenest industrial estate.
We want to be part of the solution in reducing carbon emissions in Australia and the best way to achieve our goal is by finding synergies between our developments and new green technologies and construction methods. We are pleased with the long-term support of the CEFC as it will help make the Roe Highway Logistics Park a showpiece that can inform other similar developments across Australia.Ben LisleManaging Director, Hesperia
The CEFC committed $95 million to help deliver Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) in its first direct investment to reduce embodied carbon in property construction.
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.