LCA in Green Star – Perth leading the innovation challenge
When the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) released its new “Innovation Challenges” initiative in August this year, John Holland and Cundall were quick to respond and register Kings Square One (KS1) for the credit. KS1, developed by Leighton Properties, is located on the corner of King and Wellington Streets in Perth. Part of one of Australia’s most significant CBD urban renewal developments, the building will offer 23,156sqm of A Grade commercial office space across 19 levels with 680sqm of ground floor retail.
This progressive, high profile project is targeting a 5 Star Green Star Office Design and As Built v3 rating. Through the “Material Life Cycle Impacts” Innovation Challenge, six points are made available if substantial improvement in whole of building, whole of life LCA, can be demonstrated. This is where eTool comes in. eTool has joined the team to provide LCA consulting and software services to assist in modelling and improving the design.
The guidelines surrounding the Innovation Challenge are rigorous and comprehensive, including requirements to follow European Standard EN 15978 “Sustainability of Construction Works” and International Standard ISO 14044 “Environmental management – life cycle assessment”. eTool LCA software has been specifically developed to assess the built form and is therefore well positioned to meet the credit’s requirements and, more importantly, provides rapid and valuable design input to meet targeted improvements with ease.
If you would like to discuss the technical details of the “Innovation Challenge” or see how eTool can assist with your Green Star project, please get in touch today.