GBCA Certified Green Star Projects Green Building Council of Australia

Ergon Energy Glenmore Rd Rockhampton

5 Star Green Star Rating - Green Star - Office As Built v3

  • Status Certified
  • Address
    63 Glenmore Rd
    Rockhampton QLD
  • Certified Mon 11 Nov 2013
  • Score 63
  • Applicant(s)
    Ergon Energy
  • ESD Consultant
    EMF Griffiths (NSW) Pty Ltd
  • Project Manager
    Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd
  • Architect
    Architectus Australia Pty Ltd
  • Structural/Civil Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
    Cushway Blackford & Assdciates Pty. Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Acoustic Consultant
    EMF Griffiths (NSW) Pty Ltd
  • Landscaping Consultant
    Guymer Bailey Architects Pty Ltd
  • Main Contractor
    Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd
  • Local Planning Authority
    Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Building Surveyor
    Bennett and Bennett

Category Achievements


  • A Green Star Accredited Professional is a principle participant in the project team to provide advice on the Green Star aims and processes from design through to the delivery.
  • Provided comprehensive pre-commissioning, commissioning and quality monitoring for all building services.
  • Contracted for a minimum 12 month building tuning period after handover, including quarterly reviews, monthly monitoring and final re-commissioning.
  • Appointed a commissioning agent independent of the design team and contractors.
  • Provided a comprehensive, yet simple Building Users' Guide.
  • The contractor is implemented a project-specific Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in accordance with Section 4 of the NSW Environmental Management System Guidelines during construction. The contractor also held ISO14001 accreditation applicable to the construction works of the building.
  • 60% of construction waste (by weight) re-used or recycled.

Indoor Environment Quality

  • Following a survey, all hazardous materials (asbestos, lead or polychlorinated biphenyls) found have been removed.
  • Internal noise levels are minimised.
  • 95% of painted surfaces and all carpets are low in volatile organic compounds.
  • All composite wood products have low-formaldehyde emissions.
  • Ventilation is installed to achieve superior air change effectiveness, according to ASHRAE 129-1997 and laminar flow patterns.
  • A carbon dioxide monitoring system is installed to track and adjust ventilation rates with low carbon dioxide levels upon occupancy.
  • Blinds and shading are installed, reducing glare from natural lighting.
  • High frequency ballasts are installed to reduce occupants' eye strain from low frequency flicker.
  • Lighting levels are maintained at no more than 400 lux for 95% of the NLA at working plane.
  • 60% of the nominated area has direct line of site to outdoor environments.
  • The mechanically air-counditioned work space has a comfortable temperature, within Predicted Mean Vote levels of -0.5 to +0.5.


  • The base building greenhouse gas emissions are projected to be less than 25 kgCO2/m2 per annum.
  • Sub-metering is installed for all substantive building uses with an effective mechanism for monitoring data. Metering is separated for lighting/separate floors.
  • Lighting power densities are 2.0 W/m2 per 100 lux for 95% of the NLA.
  • Office lighting is installed in zones of not more than 100m2 and for all individual spaces, with switches in accessible locations. Additionally, an individually addressable lighting system is provided for 90% of NLA.


  • A minimum of 80% of all preferred parking spaces are dedicated solely for use by car-pool participants, small cars, hybrid or other alternative fuel vehicles.
  • A minimum of 10% or 10 parking spaces (whichever is greater) are designed and labelled for small vehicles and a minimum of 5% or 5 parking spaces (whichever is greater) are designed and labelled for mopeds and/or motorbikes.
  • The project installed cyclist facilities, with secure bicycle storage for 10% of building staff and accessible shower and change facilities. The project also installed visitor cyclist facilities near a major public entrance.


  • The projected use of potable water is representative of a 'best practice' scenario above standard building usage.
  • Metering is installed for all major water uses, with an effective mechanism for monitoring consumption.
  • Potable water consumption for landscape irrigation is reduced by 90%.
  • No water-based heat rejection systems.


  • A dedicated storage area for separation and collection of recyclables is provided.
  • 30% of the existing structure (by gross building volume) and 60% of the total building facade (by area) was re-used.
  • 90% of Net Lettable Area (NLA) is constructed with a fully integrated fitout.
  • Up to 30% reduction in absolute quality of Portland cement across all concrete mixes.
  • 95% of timber and composite timber products (by cost) used in the building and construction works was sourced from more sustainable means or are reused/recycled.
  • 50% (by area) of the structural framing, roofing and facade cladding systems are designed for disassembly.

Land Use & Ecology

  • 75% (or greater) of the site was previously developed.
  • Development will reduce environmental impact upon the site.


  • All HVAC refrigerants have an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of zero.
  • All thermal insulation avoids the use of ozone-depleting substances in both manufacture and composition.
  • Predicted project outflow to the sewerage system from building occupants’ usage has been reduced more than 50% compared to an average-practice benchmark.
  • Exterior lighting complies with AS4282 and does not direct any light beams into the night sky or beyond site boundaries. At least 95% of outdoor spaces do not exceed the minimum requirements of AS1158 for illuminance levels.
  • There are no water-based heat rejection systems in the project.