AIRAH Awards 2022 winner
Quay Quarter Tower
The design and delivery of Quay Quarter Tower involved a number of innovations with respect to the HVAC systems.
Energy efficiency was achieved through the installation of high-efficiency mechanical plant (including HFO chillers) and the purchase of green energy. A high-performance building envelope and façade design also improved indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency.
Water strategies such as highly efficient water fixtures, rainwater harvesting, and stormwater management were used to minimise potable water consumption. Reused or recycled materials were incorporated to reduce embodied energy, and effective transport strategies were developed to reduce vehicular emissions. Low-carbon technology allowed for carbon offsetting and peak load demand reduction. There was also adaptive reuse of the existing building, including the main ductwork and electrical services risers.
The project achieved a Green Star Office Design v3 rating of 6 stars and a minimum NABERS energy rating of 5.5 stars.