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Mechanics and electrical services are a large part of meeting Green Star requirements.
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An exterior view of the greensquare building where Norman Disney & Young where employed as engineering consultants to meet the green star requirements

Achieving a 5-star Green Star rating was obviously a major aim in the development of Green Square. To ensure that the project was environmentally sound, Leighton Properties employed engineering consultants Norman Disney & Young to specify the Green Star requirements for mechanics and electrical services.

"Achieving a 5-star Green Star rating is a process that requires the innovative application of new technologies," says director Campbell Williams.


An exterior view of the greensquare building where apartment, architecture, building, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, facade, headquarters, hotel, metropolitan area, mixed use, real estate, reflection, residential area, sky
An exterior view of the greensquare building where Norman Disney & Young where employed as engineering consultants to meet the green star requirements

At Green Square, these technologies include low-energy lighting, high-performance facades, low-energy air conditioning systems and lifts, and energy-efficient chillers.

In commercial buildings, the services responsible for greenhouse gas emissions are principally cooling, air handling, lighting and heating. The shell of a building has a major bearing on its heating, cooling and illumination requirements. Norman Disney & Young analysed the architectural positioning of Green Square and suggested the use of window shades and Variable Air Volume air conditioning and hybrid ventilation systems.

An exterior view of the greensquare building where apartment, architecture, building, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, facade, headquarters, hotel, metropolitan area, mixed use, real estate, reflection, residential area, sky
An exterior view of the greensquare building where Norman Disney & Young where employed as engineering consultants to meet the green star requirements

Norman Disney & Young also specified variable voltage lifts throughout Green Square. These use eco-drivers, which wind up slowly when the lift starts, then wind down when they are not being used.

For more information, contact Norman Disney & Young, 41 Raff St, Spring Hill, Queensland 4000, phone (07) 3120 6800, fax (07) 3832 8330. Email: c.williams@ndy.com.au. Website: www.ndy.com.au.

Sep 18, 2007
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