500 Collins was the first high rise refurbished office building in Australia to achieve a 5-star Green Star Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This achievement is all the more noteworthy as the refurbishment was undertaken while the building was tenanted.
With existing office buildings comprising greater than 95% of commercial property in Australia, 500 Collins represents a significant benchmark for owners and occupiers alike. Kador has led the way by establishing that existing stock can be transformed into leading-edge environmentally friendly buildings.
A productivity study commissioned in partnership with Sustainability Victoria has also demonstrated to tenants and landlords the value of the introduction of sustainable initiatives into the built environment.
Arguably, 500 Collins will be viewed by the property industry as the pioneer of environmental sustainability in high rise office towers, by demonstrating that it is commercially viable to transform existing buildings to quality green space.
For more information about 500 Collins - www.500collins.com.au