As part of Brisbane City Council's t3 initiative, 111 George Street and 33 Charlotte Street have recently undergone a complete LED lighting upgrade, delivering an estimated 75% reduction in energy use for lighting, and an annual reduction of 640 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas emissions per annum across the two assets.
The T3 initiative, is an industry-led sustainability program developed by Incorp Property Solutions, and Brisbane City Council's sustainability agency CitySmart, which has provided a vehicle for QICGRE to optimise two of its Brisbane office buildings for productivity and environmental performance.
The project involved the upgrade of all existing base building lighting to LED fittings with local motion control and daylight harvesting sensors to adjust lighting requirements based on internal conditions.
This project has also ensured that QICGRE remains on track to reach a 5-star NABERS rating for the QIC Government Office Fund (QGOF) portfolio by 2020.
National Sustainability Manager, Michael Maranta, said that QICGRE's collaboration with CitySmart and its T3 initiative is a perfect vehicle in which to produce superior environmental and financial outcomes for QIC and its tenants.
"We remain committed to implementing environmental initiatives that reduce energy consumption," Mr Maranta said.
"This T3 program also helps us meet our broader environmental objectives, in a way that ensures we continually improve our NABERS energy performance."