Walking the talk with pioneering 5 Star Green Star office fitout

In 2007, the NSW SHAPE  Team undertook one of the state’s earliest environmentally sustainable office fitouts. Acting as Construction Manager, our team worked with an Interior Designer to target and deliver a Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 5 Star Green Star accredited project at the SHAPE  offices in Sydney. The design included the creation of an outdoor terrace area by removing part of the façade, as well as construction of a boardroom, meeting rooms and other areas. To complete this early green project, our team had to overcome a number of challenges.

Building a network of trusted suppliers

At the time of this project, the concept of sustainability was just becoming established in the construction industry. With limited availability of materials, furniture, finishes and equipment that met GBCA standards of sustainability, and very few suppliers with proper Green Star accreditation, sourcing took far longer than for a standard project. The SHAPE  team also educated subcontractors on many aspects of sustainability. Our network of trusted suppliers has grown since, adding significantly to SHAPE’s capabilities in the delivery of Green Star projects.

Client: SHAPE Australia

Floor Area: 1,670 m²

Delivery Model: Managing Contractor

Location: St Leonards, Sydney

State: NSW

Project type: Fitout, Sustainability

Completion date: May 2007

Duration: 12 weeks

Sustainability: Project awarded a 5 Star Green Star (Office Interiors v1.1) certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This rating represents "Australian Excellence" in environmentally sustainable design.

Sector: Office

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