Big city sustainability
Melbourne’s distinctive Collins Arch building is set to be a landmark in urban sustainability, targeting industry leading energy efficiency standards in a mixed-use building development. The twin towers of the 47-level Collins Arch building (linked by an impressive skybridge) are designed to achieve a 5.5 star NABERS Energy rating for its premium commercial office space; a 4.5 star NABERS Energy rating for the W Hotel and a 7 star average NatHERS rating across the residential apartments. The clean energy initiatives, drawing on $100 million in CEFC finance, are expected to deliver a minimum 20 to 25 per cent improvement on the development’s carbon footprint. The development will feature high-efficiency air conditioning, façade fabric insulation, real-time energy monitoring and the potential for electric vehicle charging.