Cate Collins (Lend Lease) presented on the trend to move beyond delivering green buildings to developing sustainable precincts, and the vital role innovation, design technology and partnerships will play in achieving ‘Green Precincts’.
By way of introduction Lend Lease is an international real estate group founded in 1958 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. We create, enhance and manage real estate assets around the world. Our real estate capabilities include: project management, construction, real estate investment management, and real estate and infrastructure development.We operate in over 30 countries and we are one of the very few international real estate companies that offers end to end property capabilitiesImportantly, we are committed to operating safely, ethically and sustainably.
Green building developments like the ones I have just mentioned have contributed to the industry trend depicted here, where it is now becoming the norm for new development to go beyond the standard Building Control requirements and in order to be competitive in the market are integrating sustainability elements and committing to green building ratings.
Whilst new green buildings have certainly made a significant contribution towards transforming the market and contributing to the development of sustainable cities – the future as we see it, goes beyond individual buildings, encompassing green infrastructure and precinct scale solutions;Incorporating green refurbishment of existing stock,influencing supply chains,creating demand for green skills and employment; andcreating sustainable urban regeneration.Precinct development associated with major cities provides the opportunity to look for economy of scale design and engineering solutions that address sustainable:Stormwater managementEnergy supplyWater supplyWastewater treatmentWaste collection / treatmentHowever, to extract the full value proposition and opportunity we need to commit to capital and strategic initiatives up front. As well as finding the right balance between:Integration and connectionRegulation and legislative solutionsCommercially viable outcomes andConfidence with new technology It is ideally not an incremental process --- with precinct wide infrastructure solutions not being an easy add-on or retrofit feature towards the end of a project.So let’s look at some examples….
Public realm, sustainable infrastructure and the challenges of transport, waste, water and carbon are all very much on the agenda for the immediate future. Linking the new green buildings into a smart precinct network and ensuring those efficiencies and opportunities are integrated with the remaining 70% to be developed.Critical to our success in delivering precinct solutions is our partnerships and collaboration with key stakeholders, State and Local Govt, VicUrban and the various utility providers for energy, waste and water infrastructure.Their buy-in and support is crucial to be able to assist us in innovating beyond the traditional planning and delivery barriers associated with sustainable and often decentralised water, energy and waste system solutions.
To be a climate positive development, …carbon neutral, water positive and zero waste.These targets will be delivered using a combination of precinct infrastructure, leading building performance with respect to both design and ongoing management, and on and off site renewable energy generation.They will include a minimum 6 star green star rating on commercial buildings, linking multiple buildings to shared and precinct wide infrastructure and also linking into buildings outside of the site boundaries. At Lend Lease we believe sustainability requires smart buildings, a precinct wide approach, and ultimately changes to the way we work and live in our buildings. The last area requiring behavourial and attitudinal changes and an investment in education and information. Our LL environmental sustainability team at barangaroo includes expertise from around the globe including BioRegional, ARUPs, Guy Battle, Joe Van Bellingham, and our internal LL team.Again a multi-disciplined, collaborative approach with strong partnership and support from the BDA and govt are critical success factors.
Finally, we have the redevelopment opportunity of the RNA showgrounds site here in Brisbane. A chance to renew and redefine the obsolete facilities into a modern exhibition and conference centre.Grow an inner city mixed use neighbourhood.Provide a vibrant destination, educational and event facilities and activities.And enable the previously ‘walled’ estate to be opened for Public access and integration with the surrounding Bowen Hills region.The unique aspect of this precinct development is the existing infrastructure and built form constraints of the site, however, it is those very aspects that provide additional sustainability benefits to the proposed project outcomes.
It is still early days on this projectWith planning and development agreements yet to be finalised.However, preliminary work has established a …Sustainability Vision : To provide a long term, sustainable development plan to address key opportunities across the site.Community…Creating a socially vibrant, engaging and inclusive developmentWater…Delivering responsible water management via an integrated reduction and reuse strategyA proactive approach to wellbeing – All who come into contact with RNA, they are safe and actively seek to be so, they value diversity, support lifelong learning and promote a healthy lifestyleTransport…Establishing an integrated amenity and transport strategy reducing carbon intensive travel Agriculture…A resourceful development provide sustainable produce and embracing its heritage
Brisbane Innovation Series Apr10 Cate Collins
Innovation Series<br />“Green Buildings to Sustainable Precincts”<br />Cate Collins<br />Head of Sustainability – Asia Pacific<br />14 April 2010<br />
Who is Lend Lease?<br />Lend Lease is one of the leading fully integrated property solutions providers in the world. We can provide investors and clients with one element of the property value chain or an end-to-end solution <br />
>50%<br />of the worlds population live in cities<br />80%<br />of GHGs in cities<br />Cities occupy just 2%of the world’s landmass<br />
Transition of the Market<br />Number of Buildings<br />Standard<br />Superior Buildings<br />Green Buildings<br />Sub Standard<br />
Transition of the Market<br />Number of Buildings<br />Standard<br />Superior Buildings<br />Green Precincts<br />Green Buildings<br />Sub Standard<br />
Victoria Harbour Vision – 1925 to 2020<br />Images are indicative artists impression only. Current as at August 2007<br />
nab @ Docklands<br />Merchant Street Retail<br />30% Complete as at 2009<br />Dock 5<br />Ericsson House<br />The Gauge<br />The Mosaic<br />The Montage<br />The Merchant<br />Myer<br />833 Bourke Street<br />ANZ<br />Images are indicative artists impression only (except photographs). Current as at August 2007. Future development site uses may change.<br />Children’s Hub<br />
Precinct Initiatives<br />Services<br /><ul><li>Community facilities e.g. childcare
Investigation of an integrated waste management system for food waste</li></li></ul><li>Social/ Community<br /><ul><li>Integrated sustainable open space, public art and play areas</li></ul>Water<br /><ul><li>Lend Lease Ventures and WJP Solutions Pty Ltd - provide onsite blackwater and greywater treatment plants</li></ul>Carbon<br /><ul><li>Carbon Footprint Study
Inter-modal Transport hubs</li></ul>Waste<br /><ul><li>Recycling optimised
Waste to energy infrastructure embedded in the precinct</li></ul>Venturing into the next generation<br />Buildings <br />Supply Chain<br />Refurbishment <br />Infrastructure<br />Urban Regeneration<br />