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Welcome
TO BREAKFAST WITH THE
STARS
MEET THE STARS
Showcasing Queensland's first Green Star Office Interiors Rating
Monday 31 August 09
Hosted by
Andrew Aitken
QLD State Manager
EPA Toowoomba
Tenancy
Green Star Office Interiors v1.1
DPW: Lisa Britzman, Emily Webb, Ashley Newcomb, David Barrick
DERM: Tim Boyle, Chris Hill
PROJECT BACKGROUND
Client Brief:
• 4 star Green Star tenancy fitout for the
Western Region Branch of DERM.
• A single level office in an existing three storey
commercial building, Located in Toowoomba, Qld.
ESD Project Objectives:
• Improve indoor environment quality for the
occupants of the tenancy,
• Minimising the potential energy consumed.
• Focus on using sustainable materials in the fitout.
PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Clients:
•Department of Environment & Resource
Management (previously Queensland EPA)
•The Accommodation Office (previously Queensland
Government Accommodation Office, QGAO)
PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Design Team:
•Interior Design: Project Services- DPW
•Engineering Services: Project Services- DPW
•Principal Contractor: Q-Build- DPW
Interior Designer/Project Manager/ GSAP: Severina Baneva
Mechanical Engineer/ Green Star A.P.: Emily Webb
ESD Coordinator/Project Manager/ Green Star A.P.: Lisa Britzman
Electrical Engineer/Green Star A.P.: Vince Jenkinson
Electrical Technician: Vipan Chand
CAD Technician: Elisa McGaven
QGAO: Alison Jones
Q-Build Project Manager: Darryl McCarthy
EPA Level 1, 173 Hume Street, Toowoomba, Qld.
The EPA tenancy is
located on the top floor of
this existing 3 story, 20+
year old building in the
middle of the commercial
district in Toowoomba,
Queensland.
GFA: 1049m2
NLA 945m2
FLOOR
PLAN
GREEN
STAR
RESULTS
Submitted Awarded
Submitted Awarded
Management
14
Man-1 …………..2
Man-2 …………..2
Man-3 …………N/A
Man-4.................3
Man-5.................4
Man-6……..…….3
IEQ
23
IEQ-1……………..4
IEQ-2……………..0
IEQ-3……………..2
IEQ-4……..………1
IEQ-5……………..1
IEQ-6……………..0
IEQ-7……………..0
IEQ-8……..………3
12
2
0
N/A
3
4
3
18
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
3
IEQ-9……………..1
1
IEQ-10……………1
0
IEQ-11……………6
6
IEQ-12……………1
1
IEQ-13……………1
1
IEQ-14……………1
1
IEQ-15……………1
1
Energy
8
8
Ene-1…………….Conditional
Ene-2……………6
6
Ene-3……………1
1
Ene-4……………1
1
Transport
0
0
Tra-1………….….0
0
Tra-2……………..0
0
Tra-3………….….0
0
GREEN
STAR
RESULTS
Submitted Awarded
Water
12
Wat-1………..12
Materials
21
Mat-1………..…7
Mat-2……..……5
Mat-3………..…0
Mat-4……..……3
Mat-5………..…1
Mat-6………..…1
Mat-7……..……1
Mat-8………..…1
Mat-9………..…2
Mat-10……..….0
Mat-11…..….…0
9
9
21
7
5
0
3
1
1
1
1
2
0
0
Submitted Awarded
Ecology
2
2
Eco-1…………..…0
0
Eco-2……………..0
0
Eco-3………….….0
0
Eco-4………….….0
0
Eco-5……….…….0
0
Eco-6………….….2
2
Emissions
3
1
Emi-1………….…2
0
Emi-2………….…1
1
Round One Results
Total
57
49
Innovation
2
1
Inn-1…………….2
1
Final Round One Results
Total
59
50
GREEN STAR RESULTS
GREEN STAR RATINGS
Overall score
Rating
Outcome
10-19
1 star
Not eligible for formal certification
20-29
2 star
Not eligible for formal certification
30-44
3 star
Not eligible for formal certification
45-59
4 star
Eligible to apply for a 4 star Green Star Certified rating
that recognises/rewards “Best Practise”
60-74
5 star
Eligible to apply for a 5 star Green Star Certified rating
that recognises/rewards “Australian Excellence”
75+
6 star
Eligible to apply for a 6 star Green Star Certified rating
that recognises/rewards “World Leadership”
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
MANAGEMENT CATEGORY
• Man-1 Employ a Green Star Accredited Professional.
2 points achieved
• Man-2 Commissioning
To ensure building services operate to optimal design potential.
•
0 points achieved
Man-3 Tuning
This tenancy has a NLA of >1000m2 which
deems this credit N/A.
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• Man-4 Tenancy User’s Guide
Guide that enables tenants to achieve the environmental
performance envisaged by the design team.
3 points achieved
• Man-5 Environmental Management
Q-Build, implemented the project specific Environmental
Management Plan during the tenancy fitout. Q-Build has ISO
14001:2004 certification.
4 points achieved
• Man-6 Waste Management
Q-Build implemented the Waste Management Plan during the
tenancy fit out, & >80% of waste by weight was reused or recycled
and avoided going to land fill. 3 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
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INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
IEQ-1 Ventilation rates
Outside air rates exceed requirements of AS
1668.2 (1991).
0 points achieved
IEQ-2 CO2 Monitoring
Use of carbon dioxide monitoring system to adjust
outside air rates.
Credit not claimed
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
IEQ -3 Daylight
72% of work settings achieved a daylight
factor of >2.5% in the EPA tenancy using
Solatubes. CIR submitted and approved.
•
2 points achieved
IEQ-4 Daylight Glare Control
computer monitors on adjustable arms for
glare control. Flat screen computer monitors
on adjustable arms used.
1 point achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• IEQ- 5 High freq. ballasts
High frequency ballasts were used in the EPA
tenancy lighting system.
1 point achieved
• IEQ-6 Electric lighting levels
Luminance level of no more than 400lux @ the
working plane or 2 component lighting system.
Credit not claimed
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• IEQ- 7 External Views
External views & connection to the outdoors for a
percentage of work settings.
Credit not claimed
• IEQ-8 Individual Comfort Control
Individual control of thermal comfort for a
percentage of work settings. UCI Task Air
workstations give individual control at each work
settings.
3 points achieved
IEQ-3 Day lighting with
the use of Solatubes
IEQ-4 ADJUSTABLE ELIPTA MONITOR ARMS
IEQ-8 TASK AIR WORK STATION FROM UCI
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
IEQ-9 Asbestos
An asbestos survey of the site carried out. With
appropriate removal & disposal if identified on site.
1 point achieved
•
IEQ-10 Internal Noise Levels
Internal noise levels achieved to ensure occupant
comfort.
0 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
IEQ-11 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)
Reduce health risks to occupants with low VOC emitting
products. 95% of all painted surfaces are low VOC’s. Carpet
is reused, Low VOC adhesives & sealants used.
6 points achieved
•
IEQ-12 Formaldehyde
Reduce health risks to occupants with low Formaldehyde.
Low formaldehyde emission composite wood products (E1 &
E0) are used throughout the EPA tenancy.
1 point achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• IEQ-13 Air Supply Ductwork
Supply air ductwork in an existing tenancy is cleaned to
remove dirt, dust and mould prior to occupancy.
1 point achieved
• IEQ-14 Tenant Exhaust
Dedicated printer/copier room in a tenancy that is
separately exhausted to reduce occupant exposure
to air pollutants.
1 point achieved
IEQ-15 Indoor Plants
Install live plants
in a tenancy to
improve air quality
and the wellbeing
of occupants.
1 Point Achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
ENERGY CATEGORY
• Ene-1 Conditional requirement of 4 stars
NABERS (ABGR) Tenancy design must achieve a
minimum predicted rating of 4 stars using Australian
Building Greenhouse Rating scheme’s ‘Validation
Protocol for Tenancy Energy Estimation’.
•
Conditional requirement achieved
Ene-2 Energy Improvement
Going above the Conditional Requirement to achieve a
higher predicted energy rating for the tenancy. The
simulated results for the EPA Tenancy were just over a 5
stars NABERS result.
6 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• Ene-3 Electrical Sub-metering
Power, lighting and building
services separately metered to
allow energy monitoring of tenancy
operation.
1 point achieved
• Ene-4 Lighting Zoning
100m2 lighting zones across a
tenancy floor to allow for the
flexibility to light only occupied
zones. Each room was separately
switched & the open office area was
broken up into lighting zones
(<100m2) within the EPA tenancy.
1 point achieved.
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
TRANSPORT CATEGORY
Unable to apply for any transport points due to
regional location & existing building restrictions.
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•
•
Tra-1 Public Transport
Credit not claimed
Tra-2 Car Parking
Credit not claimed
Tra-3 Cyclist Facilities
Credit not claimed
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
WATER CATEGORY
• Wat-1 Potable Water Efficiency
To reduce potable water consumption by using
water efficient fittings and appliances.
9 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
MATERIALS CATEGORY
•
Mat-1 Workstations
Selection of
workstations which
have a reduced
environmental
impact. GECA
7 points achieved
GECA certified UCI AERO2 workstations
with task air screens
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
Mat-2 Flooring
Selection of flooring which have a reduced
environmental impact. Flooring re-used in the
EPA tenancy
5 points achieved
•
Mat-3 Walls & Partitions
Minimising built zones & selection of materials
which have a reduced environmental impact.
Credit not claimed
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• Mat-4 Chairs
Selection of chairs which have a
reduced environmental impact.
GECA certified
Verde task chairs
Clue visitor chairs
Clue white laminate chairs
Linea Lounge chair
Metro ottoman
Reused 23 task chairs & 2 lab. stools
3 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• Mat-5 Tables
Selection of tables which have a reduced environmental impact.
GECA Certified, CTS side tables, Figure 5 tables, Reused 1 light
table
1 point achieved
• Mat-6 Storage
Selection of storage which have a reduced environmental
impact. GECA Certified & Compliant Information supplied
CSM rolling storage
Planex SM tambour door cabinets
FGP steel Cabinets-UCI
Non GECA, compliant information
used metal open book cases
from Planex
Reused Map storage units
1 point achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
• Mat-7 Joinery
Joinery has a reduced environmental impact. Joinery was
made from GECA certified products and designed for
modularity and disassembly. Overlaps with IEQ-12
Formaldehyde
1 point achieved
• Mat-8 Ceilings
Reduction of waste during the tenancy fitout. Ceiling reused
1 point achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
MAT-9 Waste Management for Tenancy Operation
1m2 has been designated for
recycling storage space per 12
workstations with fortnightly
collections as per CIR submitted.
2 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
Mat-10 PVC Minimisation
Total PVC content is reduced in the tenancy and
replaced by alternative materials.
Credit not claimed.
•
Mat-11 Timber
All timber & composite timber products are either
recycled or FSC certified.
Credit not claimed.
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
LAND USE & ECOLOGY CATEGORY
• Eco-1 Green Star Office As-built Certified Building
Credit not claimed
• Eco-2 Building Layout Efficiency
Building layout efficiency >85%.
Credit not claimed
• Eco-3 Building Environmental Management
Building manager contractually required to
monitor environmental initiatives in the tenancy.
Credit not claimed
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
•
Eco-4 Commitment to Building Performance
Tenancy lease agreement requires the tenant to participate in the
environmental initiatives in the tenancy.
•
•
Credit not claimed
Eco-5 Shell & Core or Integrated Fitout Building
Credit not claimed
Eco-6 Building Conservation
Encourage tenancy fit outs undertaken in existing
buildings in preference to new buildings reducing the
demands for new construction materials.
2 points achieved
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
EMISSIONS CATEGORY
• Refrigerant ODP
Refrigerants used in HVAC plant to be Zero
Ozone Depletion Potential.
0 points achieved
•
Insulation ODP
Thermal insulation that avoids the used of Ozone
depleting substances in both manufacture &
composition.
1 point achieved.
EPA CREDIT REVIEW
INNOVATION CATEGORY
• Inn-1 Use of Solatubes
- achieves a high % of natural daylight across the
tenancy’s work settings
-artificial lights are rarely used in approx. 50% of the
tenancy resulting in a quantifiable benefit of energy
savings as well as occupant’s wellbeing
-1st time this product was used in Australia
1 point awarded
THE PROCESS
1. Client initiated project & requested 4 star Green
Star result. Funding from EPA & QGAO (50% each).
Building owner paid for half of Solatubes.
2. Design, Research and Specification Writing.
Approx. 8 months from inception to end of
Construction Documents.
3. Start up Green Star meeting with contractors, going
through the Green Star requirements. Handed over
template letters for suppliers and deliveries.
THE PROCESS
4. Construction: Q-Build. Approx. 2 months
from beginning to practical completion. Project
Services design team worked closely with QBuild Construction Manager during
construction.
5. Green Star Submission Compilation took
approx. 6 months after PC to complete.
Note: The project was completed entirely within
DPW without the aid of any external ESD
consultant or Formal Peer review.
THE LOW HANGING FRUIT
Which OI credits were easier to achieve in this project
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Man-1 Green Star Accredited Professional
Man-5 Environmental Management
IEQ-9 Asbestos
Mat-1 Workstations (all GECA)
Mat-2 Flooring Reused- used what building owner
supplied.
• Mat-4 Chairs (all GECA)
• Mat-5 Tables (all GECA)
• Mat-6 Storage (GECA and complying information)
Which OI credits were harder to
achieve in this project
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Man-2 Commissioning
IEQ-11 VOC’s
IEQ-12 Formaldehyde
Mat-7 Joinery
Mat-10 PVC minimisation
Mat-11 Timber
BENEFITS
• Improved Indoor Environmental Quality through:
Individual comfort control from the workstation
screens
Indoor Plants
Low VOC paints, adhesives and sealants used
Flexible lighting and dimmable sky lighting system
• Lower Energy use through:
Zoned lighting & air conditioning services, giving user
control over building services. Occupants have the
ability to reduce their energy use in the tenancy by
turning off areas not in use.
• Reduction of waste to land fill through:
Collection of office recycling waste.
Construction waste was minimised.
BENEFITS
This Green Star tenancy was a catalyst for
operational change in the tenancy & the
construction process. The design & construction
knowledge gained from this project was certainly
valuable and has had a positive influenced on
other government projects!
• Budget
This Green Star tenancy was achieved within the
construction budget. The tenancy construction
costs were between 10~15% more than a typical
tenancy fitout of this size.
WHAT MADE THE
PROJECT SUCCESSFUL?
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Informed Client- Client Driven
Passionate & informed team- very important
Believed in and embraced the Green Star process
Most team members are Green Star AP’s
Detailed & tight specification documentation
Good communication within the team
It was a TEAM effort! One person could not have
completed the Green Star process by themselves
• Being proactive through all stages of the project
LESSONS LEARNT
ON THIS PROJECT
• The design team & GS AP needs to be available to the
construction team to solve issues quickly & effectively.
• Be proactive with all the contractors, including the subcontractors throughout the construction process.
• If team members change during the design &
construction process, allow for a long “cross over” time.
• If people are not motivated to get involved in the Green
Star process & the submission, don’t expect decent
Green Star documentation from them.
• Standard contracts need to be improved to handle the
Green Star requirements.
Office Interiors Green Star Tool
There are currently 11 certified Office Interiors projects in Australia
Three projects certified under version 1
• One 4 star
• Two 5 star
Eight projects certified under version 1.1
• Four 4 star
• Two 5 star
• Two 6 star
EPA Toowoomba is the first Office Interiors Green Star rating in
Queensland. The first OI project to achieve their desired rating on
a round one submission.
For further information see:
http://www.gbca.org.au/greenstar-projects
END RESULT
A HAPPY TEAM!
Our Experts
TO BREAKFAST WITH THE
Lisa Britzman STARS
– Interior
Chris Hill- Regional Manager
Project Services
Environmental Services, South
West Region of the Department
of Environment and Resource
Management (DERM).
Emily Webb- Mechanical
Engineer
Ashley Newcomb- Director
Designer
Professional Services Portfolio
of Project Services
Tim Boyle-Assistant
Manager
Department of Environment
and Resource Management
Lease Management Group The
Accommodation Office
David Barrack –
Operations/Construction
Manager
Q-Build
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Time:
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