First 6 Star Green Star rating awarded to CBus property in Brisbane
Cbus Property’s iconic 443 Queen St project in Brisbane has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Design & As Built Version 1.2 Design Review certified rating for a residential tower by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), representing its world leadership in building design.
The landmark development has received a 6 Star Green Star design rating based on its outstanding sustainability outcomes across nine holistic impact categories, including management, indoor environment quality, energy, transport, water, materials, land use and ecology, emissions and innovation.
Cbus Property’s chief executive officer, Adrian Pozzo, said the prestigious achievement was testament to the project team’s ongoing efforts to ensure a sustainable design outcome and the company’s ongoing commitment to build and manage a sustainable $5.0 billion residential and commercial portfolio.
“From the project’s inception, Cbus Property’s unwavering goal has been to create a healthy indoor environment and lower running costs for the home-owners. The central objectives of rejecting the commonplace ‘sealed’ tower and concentrating on energy elimination and minimisation have been key to achieving this goal,” Mr Pozzo said.
“This focus has resulted in a building that ‘breathes’, affording an open and permeable building envelope, enabling wide-ranging access to views, natural light and air, integration of extensive landscaping throughout, and a generous civic gesture that encourages human interaction and facilitates social gatherings.