As industrial and commercial buildings change to meet the growing trend towards sustainability what of the electrical requirements of these facilities?
DaRa switchboards are designed to meet the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star rating, are suitable for both internal and external use and can be designed to fit even the smallest of spaces. Read on to find out more about our role in helping Australian buildings achieve their own green star.
There are over 7 million square metres of Green Star certified projects in Australia.
Mills Park Centre: A 6 Green Star masterpiece
In an extremely rare and difficult move, the Mills Park Community Centre in Beckenham, Western Australia, achieved the honour of attaining a 6 star GBCA certification on its first attempt. The 24 ha centre, which boasts community piazza areas, skate parks and nature play areas as well as sporting facilities, gained this highly competitive and challenging achievement with the aid of energy-efficient mechanical and electrical services throughout Mill Park.
DaRa were chosen to aid this environmentally conscious community facility with its electrical needs, supplying them with the highest-quality switchboards designed to meet the project’s rigorous specifications and site requirements.
What goes into achieving a Green Star?
There are over 7 million square metres of Green Star certified projects in Australia, according to the GBCA. The Green Star rating system is a way for environmentally conscious buildings to gain recognition for lowering their impact on the environment and creating a positive and sustainable space, beyond what’s required by regulations.
There are five steps into becoming Green Star-approved: Registration, documentation, submission, assessment and certification. It’s a rigorous process so that only truly green buildings can gain a star.
When a building or project gains certification, there are six different levels of achievement they can be recognised for:
- 1 star: Minimum practice
- 2 stars: Average practice
- 3 stars: Good practice
- 4 stars: Best practice
- 5 stars: Australian excellence
- 6 stars: World leadership
DaRa switchboards were instrumental in helping the Mills Park Centre achieve the remarkable ‘world leadership’ standard with their custom switchboard design.
As more and more commercial and industrial projects move towards best practice in sustainable design, building owners and manufacturers need to focus on how to best respond to this global trend according to Prime Creative Media. At DaRa, all our switchboards are built to meet the demands of Australians and global markets.
To find out more, get in touch with us today.