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Another 5 stars for GPT

August 3rd, 2010|

MELBOURNE'S CBD has gained another 5-star NABERS energy-rated building, with the office tower at 530 Collins Street. It now operates one of the city's few on-site co-generation plants on its roof. The co-generation plant, together with lighting and fitout upgrades and water-efficient cooling towers, will achieve the 5-star rating, according to the owner, GPT Wholesale

Small buildings are ignored in new green rules

July 29th, 2010|

High tech companies have called for a less draconian, more flexible approach to ''greening'' old buildings to encourage small business to spend money on refurbishments. But apparently the approach taken to date in Australia only applies to buildings with lettable space and space for sale of more than 2000 square metres. This is a good