GBCA Certified Green Star Projects Green Building Council of Australia

Sherwood Road Bus Depot

5 Star Green Star Rating - Green Star - Industrial As Built v1

  • Status Certified
  • Address
    496 Sherwood Road
    Sherwood QLD
  • Certified Tue 9 Oct 2012
  • Score 64
  • Applicant(s)
    Morstem No.1 Pty Ltd (parent Telstra Super)
  • Project Manager
    CIP - Commercial & Industrial Property Pty Ltd
  • Architect
    CIP - Commercial & Industrial Property Pty Ltd
  • Structural/Civil Engineer
    Costin Roe Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building Services Engineer
    WSP Australia Pty Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor
    CIP - Commercial & Industrial Property Pty Ltd
  • Acoustic Consultant
    AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
  • Building Surveyor
    McKenzie Group Consulting
  • Main Contractor
    CIP - Commercial & Industrial Property Pty Ltd
  • Local Planning Authority
    Brisbane City Council
  • ESD Consultant
    Umow Lai Pty Ltd
  • Landscaping Consultant
    LANGE Design Landscape Architects

Category Achievements


  • A Green Star Accredited Professional was engaged as part of the project team
  • Water meters are installed in the building and major water usage data is monitored
  • Electricity meters are installed in the building and monitored electricity uses >100kVa
  • Electricity meters monitor lighting and power separately for each primary functional space
  • Comprehensive commissioning done according to recognised guidelines for building services
  • A tuning, monitoring and re-commissioning process is in place that addresses all building systems
  • A commissioning agent independent of the design team/contractors was appointed for the project
  • A Building Users' Guide with relevant information was provided to the building owner and residents
  • A comprehensive, site-specific Environmental Management Plan for the works was implemented
  • A valid ISO14001 Environmental Management System was in place prior to/throughout the project
  • 90% by mass of demolition and construction waste was reused or recycled

Indoor Environment Quality

  • Discomfort from glare by natural sunlight through the facades is reduced
  • The lighting system is flicker free and is not over-designed
  • 80% of nominated space has a visual connection to the external environment
  • The building reduces the exposure of building occupants to carbon dioxide and other pollutants
  • 90% of the nominated area provides good levels of daylight for building users
  • The building achieves a high level of thermal comfort with an 80% satisfaction rate
  • The reverberation time is less than the higher range of Recommended Reverberation Times
  • 95% of carpets and floor coverings are low in volatile organic compounds
  • 95% of internal painted surfaces are low in volatile organic compounds
  • 95% of all adhesives and sealants are low in volatile organic compounds
  • All composite wood products have low formaldehyde emissions, or contain no formaldehyde


  • Greenhouse gas emissions at practical completion are 50% less than a standard practice building.


  • 25% of the total parking is parking for small cars, motorcycles or for carsharing
  • Cyclist facilities is provided for 10% of occupants
  • Mass transport facilities are readily available to building occupants
  • At least 5 amenities are within 1000m walking distance of the main entrance to the building


  • Potable water use is more efficient than a standard practice building
  • Potable water for landscape irrigation will be reduced by 90% or a xeriscape garden is installed
  • Potable water consumption of heat rejection systems is reduced by 90% or no such system is in use

Land Use & Ecology

  • Topsoil on site is protected from degradation, erosion or contamination
  • Project is a refurbishment, building extension or on a site w/ existing buildings on =75% of area
  • Project has no adverse impact on vulnerable species, native vegetation or ecological value


  • All HVAC refrigerants have an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of 0 or none are used
  • Noise pollution is minimised
  • All thermal insulation avoids the use of ozone-depleting substances in manufacture/composition.
  • Peak stormwater flows are not increased and stormwater leaving the site is treated or filtered
  • Building outflow to sewerage from occupant usage is 30% less compared to standard practice
  • No light beam designs are directed into the night sky/beyond site boundaries, in line with AS4282
  • No water-based heat rejection system is used/one is used with a Legionella Risk Management Plan