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Mulgrave Office Park receives 5 star sustainability rating

Commercial  |  Innovation  |  Sustainability  |  01 December 2017
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Frasers Property Australia
Mazda office headquarters

State-of-the art headquarters for Mazda Australia receives a 5 Star Green Star rating.

Melbourne – 1 December 2017 – Mazda Australia’s new state-of-the-art headquarters, located in Frasers Property Australia’s (Frasers Property) Mulgrave Office Park in Melbourne’s South East, has received a 5 Star Green Star As Built v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The property forms part of the A$1.9 billion portfolio owned by Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust.

Over 200 staff are located in the new 7,175 sqm purpose built facility which includes new training facilities for dealer technicians. It is situated at 211A Wellington Road in the Monash precinct.

Reini Otter, Executive General Manager, Commercial & Industrial said, “Mazda’s new headquarters is an exemplary example of a sustainable building that will deliver significant economic and environmental benefits. We strive to deliver more efficient sustainability solutions for all clients. Implementing innovative technology to produce a cleaner, greener environment is at the core of our business.

“An enviable position has been achieved as one of Australia’s leading diversified property companies in the sustainability space. A number of green initiatives have been introduced this year including LED lighting and life cycle assessments for all new developments.”

“Mazda's new headquarters – with its workshop, showroom, auditorium and meeting rooms, as well as office space – demonstrates how sustainable workplaces present both productivity and environmental benefits,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew.

“Frasers Property’s smart approach to design has more than halved peak electricity demand. But the real success story is in Frasers Property’s deep commitment to sustainability, which continues to illustrate with real-world examples why sustainable workplaces can add value across our economy, using Green Star to drive that value.”

Sustainability features of Mazda’s headquarters include:

  • Highly efficient LED lighting and daylight controls throughout, which are expected to save 65 per cent in operational energy costs, when compared to minimum requirements.
  • A rainwater collection and reuse system which feeds the landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
  • Active transport facilities including bike racks, showers and lockers for staff.
  • A whole life cycle assessment of the embodied carbon was completed, which allowed Frasers Property to make design changes to reduce embodied carbon by 48 per cent.
  • Over 60 per cent of the floor area receives a high level of natural daylight
  • During construction, less than 4kg /sqm of waste was sent to landfill.
  • Frasers Property has developed and owns over 1,200,000sqm of office and industrial buildings that are certified or registered under the GBCA’s Green Star rating system. The company has achieved Australia’s first Green Star Performance (Operational) rating for its portfolio and is committed to delivering a minimum 5 Star Green Star rating on all new industrial developments that are to be retained by the group.

    Mulgrave Office Park is jointly developed by Frasers Property Australia and Commercial Industrial Property Group.

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