8 Chifley Square

Soon there could be a new, sustainable tower rising in the Sydney skyline at 8 Chifley Square.  Subject to council approval, the colorful building would seek both a six-star Green Star and five-star ABGR rating, the highest level of certification available under both systems.  With design like that, it won’t surprise many that 8 Chifley is expected to use 50% less energy than a comparable Sydney CBD building.

In addition, other green design features include a tri-generation system for onsite electricity generation, architectural sun shading, blackwater treatment and water recycling systems, and sub-floor chilled air conditioning.

The 205,000 sf tower was designed in collaboration by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Lippmann Associates.  When complete in 2001, the building will have 21 levels of office space.  The lease offering will be limited and expected to cater to a select group of tenants. 

8 Chifley Square

Via In Design.

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