For the first project, WSP proposed utilising the nearby natural gas supply to generate electricity and recover heat from the process. The heat could be used directly for the building and used by an absorption chiller to provide cooling for the building’s air conditioning requirements. On this proposal, a tri-generation – a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) – plant, which meets the original requirements in terms of capacity, overall energy efficiency and low greenhouse gas emissions, was successfully designed and built.
On the guidance and recommendations from the WSP team, the building has been designed to substantially reduce operational energy requirements while promoting a people-centric work environment. The floor-to-ceiling triple-glazed facade panels allow the deep penetration of natural light into the office space, maintaining visual connections with the outside while minimising radiant heat from the sun. The facade's intelligent design responds to exterior lighting conditions, and blinds within the glazed unitary system adjust accordingly. The building comprises a west wing and an east wing that are linked by a transparent and generously planted atrium.
These green designs mean that the building was able to achieve its 5 Star Green Star Design and 5 Star Green Star As-built ratings.
- Design and installation of a tri-generation plant
- Sustainability consultation for guidance and certification