The new Council Headquarters, comprising 10 stories of office and retail space and 3 basement floors, is considered a ‘lighthouse’ project for the future of ecological sustainable design in office building. With its primary objective to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, CH2 is Australia’s first 6 star energy rated office development.
James L. Williams Pty Ltd has worked hand in hand with Hansen Yuncken to achieve the objectives set by the Melbourne City Council. The Mechanical Services are designed to improve the Indoor Environment Quality and assist the projects minimum objective of a 6 star rating. This required design and selection of services to meet the fundamental energy efficiency. The choices of materials are also designed to reduce the environmental impact of building construction and low emission (of volatile organic compounds) products have been chosen to assist in minimising this impact.
James L. Williams Pty Ltd takes great pride in being associated with the CH2 project. The future holds great promise to deliver such projects more economically as a great deal has been learnt from the evolution of CH2.