The Goods Shed South and the Lantern Building is one of the oldest heritage buildings in Australia to receive a Green Star rating, following an 18 month renovation by
Walker Corporation. This was part of the $2.0 billion
Collins Square development.
The Southern half of the iconic 125 year-old heritage building was converted in keeping with the building’s legacy and historical features, with an emphasis on new environmental technologies and sustainability throughout.
Originally constructed in 1889, the building is classified by the National Trust and included on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Environmentally sustainable design (ESD) initiatives incorporated into the project to meet the requirements include an on-site tri-generation system which deliver low carbon electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, high efficiency lighting and an active chilled beam cooling system to further reduce energy use.
The construction used a high proportion of recycled steel and sustainable timber and the glass is insulated double-glazed to ensure high thermal performance.
In a previous article by The Urban Developer we look at the The Goods Shed Development in more detail.