The Frank Fenner Building at ANU received 6 Star GreenStar Accreditation – Office Design and Office As-built v3 Tools. The building brings together staff dispersed around the Australian National University, creating a new home for both the Fenner School of Environment and Society and Climate Change Institute.
The 1,600m2, three-storey building comprises foyer and seminar rooms, administration and leadership team rooms, academic team environments – academics and post-graduates, outdoor teaching settings and a wetland. All aspects of the building integrate environmentally sustainable design principles with detailed analysis and reporting contributing to the successful 6 Star submissions.
Sustainable design features include; extensive photo-voltaic array, solar hot water heating, high insulation envelope, rainwater harvesting, greywater and blackwater treatment, high recycled material content, chilled beam heating/cooling, cement replacement to concrete; extensive recycled steel, timber and brickwork; extensive thermal, daylight and energy modelling.