90 buildings share in $35.2 million to upgrade and reduce greenhouse gas emissionthough the Green Building Fund.

The buildings that will be transformed include hotels, shopping centres and office blocks. The upgrades will reduce the buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 118,000 tonnes a year.

The fit-outs the companies will undertake may include new state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning systems, smart room controllers (for hotel guest rooms), energy efficient lighting systems and building energy management systems. These improvements will significantly reduce energy, saving the environment and saving money for the business owner.”

The Green Building Fund began in 2008 and was expanded in 2010 to include existing hotels and shopping centres. This expansion saw the Innovation Department receive a 32 per cent increase in applications to the fund – an unprecedented 261 applications were received for this round of funding.

The Green Building Fund has now generated total expected emission savings of almost 300,000 tonnes per year – an outstanding result.

Round 7 Recipients

Building addressApplicantProject descriptionGrant
2 Constitution Avenue, CanberraISPT Pty Ltd ATF Industry Superannuation Property Trust No. 1The project involves the upgrade of the base building services to improve energy efficiency and demonstrate tangible energy reduction and actively minimise ongoing environmental impact by reducing consumption of electricity, gas and water. All base building services including the mechanical, electrical, fire, hydraulics and lift services will be upgraded.$250,776
14 Moore Street, CanberraDEXUS Funds Management Limited AREF DEXUS Diversified TrustThe works will include the upgrade/replacement of the Building Management and Control System (BMCS), high efficiency chillers, variable speed drives, and damper and control modifications.$500,000
38 Sydney Avenue, ForrestMirvac Funds Limited ATF Mirvac Commercial TrustThe project will involve the installation of high efficiency chillers, high efficiency pumps, boiler upgrades, lighting and energy metering systems delivered via an energy performance contract.$500,000
205 Anketell Street, TuggeranongGE Real Estate Investments Australia Pty LtdThis project includes the replacement of the chiller and boiler, Building Management system upgrade, and the installation of Shaw Method of Air Conditioning dedicated outdoor air-handling unit.$500,000
11-17 Swanson Court, BelconnenGE Real Estate Investments Australia Pty LtdThis project includes the installation of a new air handling system, and ventilation system control.$500,000
Sheraton on the Park Hotel, 161 Elizabeth Street, SydneySheraton On The Park Pty LtdThis project involves replacement of a chiller and the installation of variable speed drives, and update of the building management system to allow for energy monitoring, reporting and tracking. The project also includes the re-fitting of economy cycle on some air handling units and installation of LED down lights in hotel corridors.$500,000
Park Hyatt Hotel Sydney, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, SydneyDaisho Development Sydney Pty Ltd


The project involves replacing the existing chiller with one which offers variable speed drive centrifugal compression, as well as the installation of a new BMS to control and monitor energy consumption.  The introduction of this advanced technology will achieve significant increases in energy efficiency throughout all areas of the property.$308,900
33 Alfred Street, SydneyKent Street Pty Limited ATF Sydney Cove TrustAn energy efficiency project which includes the upgrade of air handling units and new digital BMCS, delivering significant energy savings for Sydney’s first high rise commercial building.$500,000
171 Clarence Street, SydneyAbacus Funds Management Limited AREF Abacus 171 Clarence Street TrustThe works will include improving the building controls, replacing the chillers with the most efficient on the market and reconfiguring the air distribution systems to increase the operational efficiency.$383,731
Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre, 1 Molly Morgan Drive, East MaitlandStockland Trust Management Limited AREF Stockland TrustThe project involves the installation of solar panels and LED lighting (providing renewable energy to the shopping centre); intelligent sub-metering to monitor power consumption; and a building tuning program to optimise building operations.$400,000
Carlingford Court Shopping Centre, Corner Pennant Hills & Carlingford Roads, CarlingfordGPT Funds Management Limited AREF GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund No.1Through the improvement of plant, equipment and the implementation of innovative technologies GPT Retail will further improve the energy performance of Carlingford Court. These improvements include replacement of metal hallide and dichroic lamps in common areas and car parks, chiller controls upgrade plus variable speed drive installation. This site has a long history of energy conservation and these initiatives will further improve the energy consumption.$262,500
207 Pacific Highway, St LeonardsEureka Funds Management Limited ATF Alternative Investment (Real Estate) Private SyndicateThis project involves a lighting upgrade and the installation of variable speed drive controls. $109,333
99 Elizabeth Street, SydneyTackelly No. 8 Pty Ltd ATF Tackelly No. 8 TrustThis project involves a major upgrade involving: the building façade, the base building lighting and air-conditioning, a central chilled water plant, a sub-metering system and a building management system.$500,000
Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney199 George Street Hotel Pty LimitedThe project involves an upgrade of incandescent and inefficient halogen lamps with energy efficient lighting, as well as the implementation of intelligent room air-conditioning and lighting control systems.$410,984
203 Coward Street, MascotCromwell Property Securities Limited ATF Mascot TrustThis project consists of the installation of on-floor air handling units; heating reticulation system; variable speed drive pumps and chilled water pipe work to facilitate the installation of a trigeneration system at the Qantas corporate centre.$500,000
Chifley Tower & Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, SydneyReco Bathurst Pty LtdThe project involves the upgrade of the HVAC system into a centralised chilled water system, configuration and establishment of zoned air distribution, update of the BMS control logic and recommissioning and improvement of common area lighting.$500,000
345 George Street, SydneyISPT Pty Ltd ATF Industry Superannuation Property Trust No. 1The project involves a major improvement of the energy efficiency of the building through total replacement of the Building Management and Control System, upgrade of the hot water boiler, and installation of variable speed drives on heating water pumps. The project also includes conversion of the condenser water facility to a true variable volume system, HVAC air side re-tuning and control strategy optimisation.