BARANGAROO South has been named Australia’s first carbon neutral precinct.
Lendlease, in partnership with the NSW government, received the certification awarded by the Commonwealth government.
Lendlease managing director Steve McCann said from the outset, Lendlease was committed to achieve the highest sustainability credentials at the precinct.
“The buildings and infrastructure were all designed and delivered to contribute to and meet climate positive targets and carbon neutrality. The basement, for example, services the entire precinct and is as large as one of the 42-storey office towers that sits above it. It includes a district cooling plant that saves approximately 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water every year, and a waste management system that’s allowed us to divert over 5,400 tonnes of waste from landfill in the past three years – the equivalent of 1,200 elephants.
“We’ve been creating carbon neutral buildings and places long before it became industry practice. Our approach to sustainability is a key differentiator for us and has helped us secure our pipeline projects around the world which is now approaching $100 billion.
“Our clients expect to work with a sustainable company and it’s important to our investors. We’ve always been committed to achieving the highest sustainability credentials possible at Barangaroo South. Without our strong partnership with the NSW Government and the hard work and determination of our people, this feat would never have been possible.”