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Two state-of-the-art facilities receive 6 Star Green Star ratings

Commercial  |  Sustainability  |  01 June 2018
Frasers Property Australia
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Frasers Property Australia
Nick Scali

State-of-the-art facilities located in Horsley Drive Business Park have received 6 Star Green Star As-Built ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia

SYDNEY, 1 JUNE 2018 – Nick Scali and Phoenix Transport/Survitec’s new state-of-the-art facilities, located in Frasers Property Australia’s Horsley Drive Business Park in Wetherill Park, have received 6 Star Green Star As-Built ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Located at 3 Burilda Close, Nick Scali’s 12,700 sqm building services its national furniture business.

Phoenix Transport and Survitec’s combined 14,333 sqm facility is situated next door at 2 Burilda Close1.

Reini Otter, Executive General Manager, Commercial & Industrial for Frasers Property Australia comments, “We are focused on increasing Green Star ratings in our industrial facilities to deliver direct and tangible benefits to customers by reducing total occupancy costs and operating expenses, whilst also improving the health and wellbeing of employees.

“6 Stars represents world leadership in sustainable design and management practices. The GBCA’s independent 6 Star Green Star certification reflects Frasers Property’s commitment to developing responsible and enduring developments.”

He added, “In Sydney, most of the Green Star certified buildings lie within the CBD, however a significant number of workplaces are outside this area. Minimising energy, water use and creating high quality internal work spaces should not just be reserved for inner city areas.

“The nature of industrial development means that most of the buildings are located on the city fringes where connectivity to main arterial roads and logistics transport infrastructure is paramount. No client should forgo the benefits of a Green Star development because they are located in a city fringe area.”

“Frasers Property offers an alternative choice for clients who value healthy environments for their staff and prioritise the reduction of their environmental impact of their operations”, Mr Otter concluded.

Most Green Star rated industrial business park facilities across Australia are designed to a 4 Star standard. A 15,000 – 20,000 square metre 4 Star rated facility is expected to deliver annual average energy savings between $1.50 - $1.75 per square metre when compared with a standard building.

By investing in targeted initiatives and technology to achieve a 6 Star rating, these savings could be increased by approximately 165 per cent over a 10-year term. In some cases, a cash flow positive result for the occupant can be achieved from year one.

“The 6 Star Green Star As-Built certification of these projects cements Frasers Property’s standing as a frontrunner on sustainability in the industrial sector,” said GBCA Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew.

“Frasers Property has developed innovative designs and brought it to life at a level the GBCA has assessed to be world-leading. These projects are a triumph in green building. From their rooftop solar arrays to the incorporation of electric vehicle charging points, sophisticated energy monitoring, smart lighting and super-efficient heating, 10 per cent translucent roof sheeting, cooling and water management, they represent a new era of industrial buildings,” said Ms Madew.

Martin Brower’s 18,559 sqm facility in Horsley Drive Business Park2 was last year awarded a 6 Star Green Star As-Built rating. This project redefines the benchmark for excellence in an industrial logistics facility in Australia and was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of Martin Brower’s main client – McDonalds.

For Martin Brower, Frasers Property has created one of the most technologically advanced temperature-controlled storage and distribution facilities in Australia. This facility also won the highly coveted Industrial Development category at the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence 2017.

Horsley Drive Business Park is a 20.4 hectare site in Wetherill Park, located on the corner of Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive. Frasers Property has entered into a development agreement with Western Sydney Parkland Trust (WSPT) to deliver a high quality industrial estate with a mix of facility types, and expects to complete the entire development in June 2018.

Frasers Property Australia has developed over 1,900,000 sqm 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, the first 6 Star Design and As-built certified industrial facility in Australia and Australia’s only industrial estate with all developments having achieved or targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating at its Horsley Drive Business Park. The company is committed to delivering a minimum 5 Star Green Star rating on all new industrial and commercial developments that are to be retained by the group.

Frasers Property Australia
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