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Environmental Commitment

Brindabella Business Park is a high-tech, quality, campus-style commercial office development, constructed using leading edge techniques and sustainable building practices. Brindabella Business Park is arguably Australia’s greenest business centre; incorporating a number of landmark sustainable buildings, achieving a number of environmental “firsts” and being the deserving recipient of a number of environmental achievement awards.

One of these landmark buildings is 8 Brindabella Circuit, which was awarded 5 stars (As Built) under the Green Star rating system of the Green Building Council of Australia – the first and highest rating ever awarded in Australia at the time.

8 Brindabella Circuit then set the benchmark with a program of continuous improvement for all subsequent buildings in the Business Park.

Brindabella Business Park was the first development in Australia to use recycled concrete and steel on a commercial scale, resulting in buildings that use less embodied energy and more recycled materials. Other “firsts” in Canberra include waterless urinals and commercial property water recycling plants. A “first” on a national scale is tri-generation, producing 75% less carbon dioxide than a standard office building and 55% less than a 5 star rated building (detailed further in “Energy Consumption & Renewable Energy”). Brindabella Business Park also hosts some of Australia’s most advanced water saving technologies, reducing our dependency on scarce town water supplies.

The Majura Park buildings will be even more energy and water efficient than 8 Brindabella Circuit, modelled as emitting approximately only a quarter of the carbon dioxide of a conventional building and will use 60% less water.