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Stockland completes sustainable Melbourne development

The Five Star Green Star rating will help e-commerce tenant New Aim reduce its occupancy costs. Image: Stockland.

Stockland has recently completed the first logistics development in its portfolio to target a Five Star Green Star Buildings v1 rating at 90 Melbourne Drive in Melbourne Business Park, Truganina.

The modern 31,567 sqm facility is the first building to be delivered in the 260-hectare estate – one of Melbourne’s largest masterplanned industrial precincts and ideally located in the rapidly growing western corridor.

Stockland’s national $6.5 billion logistics development pipeline of modern, flexible, and future-proofed facilities is essential to driving the economies of cities and suburbs, while reducing environmental impacts through sustainable design, construction, and operation.

The Five Star Green Star rating will help e-commerce tenant New Aim reduce its occupancy costs with reduced water and energy consumption together with air pollution reduction inside the building to support employee wellbeing.

Advanced sustainability construction and operational features of 90 Melbourne Drive include:

  • Using 30 per cent less energy compared to a typical warehouse through intelligent, energy efficient LED lighting and 198kW of rooftop solar PV.
  • Fully electric building with tenancy power supplied via a renewables power purchasing agreement through a commitment by New Aim.
  • Minimum 10 per cent reduced embodied carbon footprint for the development using low carbon alternative materials.
  • 75 per cent less potable water compared to a typical warehouse and onsite rainwater collection for landscape irrigation​.
  • Water and energy metering systems to monitor building performance​ and detect incidence of wastage.
  • 40 per cent of internal finishes (by cost) comply with third-party certification and independent verification for responsibly sourced and manufactured products.
  • Adopting circular construction practices with an onsite rock crushing facility used during estate civil works to crush excavated rock material for reuse in the surrounding precinct reducing CO2 emissions from heavy vehicle movements and third-party handling of the crushed rock.
  • Indoor pollutants are maintained at lower than acceptable levels through the provision of high volumes of outside air. Air quality testing at the end of construction confirmed indoor pollutants were at best practice levels throughout the facility.
  • The project has achieved a construction waste landfill diversion target of greater than 90 per cent.
  • Building contractor Texco’s Environmental Management Plans ensured their construction practices promoted workplace diversity and reduced physical and mental health impacts.
  • All carbon emissions related to air conditioning refrigerants and diesel used by fire pumps have been offset with certified Australian carbon offsets.

For more information on Stockland, click here.

Stockland’s sustainable warehouse is the third entry to the MHD Sustainable Warehouse Competition, making it eligible to be nominated for the coveted MHD Sustainable Warehouse Competition Award, which will be handed to one lucky winner at Prime Creative Media’s Mercury Awards dinner gala on Wednesday September 18 — all part of the largest logistics conference in Australia, MEGATRANS.

To learn more about the Mercury Awards, click here.

To learn more about MEGATRANS, click here.

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