The 11 storey building includes two large roof terraces and 31,500 sqm of themselves to meet the highest sustainability targets.
A BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating was required. The architect paid particular attention to glare and solar gain reduction in order to meet the BREEAM criteria. They recognised the importance of maintaining a view to the outside from all elevations to improve staff health and well-being.
The use of window blinds for glare control contributes one credit under BREEAM 2008 in the Health & Wellbeing category. A thermal modelling study proved that Verosol’s high performance 205 SilverScreen metallised screen this fabric with 4% openness returned the optimum shading coefficient. Use of this fabric contributed an extra BREEAM credit related to thermal comfort in the Health & Wellbeing category.
"Verosol products are manufactured with an environmentally responsible outlook"Verosol is a specialist in the design and manufacture of functional interior solar shading fabrics and blinds. Founder Cornelis Verolme established the Verosol vacuum metallising company in 1965 and developed a process - still unique today, of applying a microscopic layer of aluminium to textile, to create innovative performance fabrics.Verosol is the inventor of metallised fabric and pleated blinds and continuously innovates to offer the highest performance in sun and daylight control to create more comfort and a sustainable building environment. Headquartered in The Netherlands Verosol has facilities in The Netherlands, Australia and Spain, with a worldwide licensee network for global distribution.Our Headquarters and manufacturing facilities located in Revesby, NSW, Australia, service Australia, Asia Pacific and is supported by distribution centres and staff located in every capital city in Australia.."Creating a Better Environment is a logical extension of our mission as a company, which is to support sustainable environments, where people can live and work comfortably."Since Verosol was founded in 1965, Creating a Better Environment has always been at the heart of all our activities. From the very beginning, our products have been designed to contribute to significant energy savings and a comfortable environment.Verosol's Dutch facility is at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing. Verosol’s FR and Polyester fabrics meet stringent European standards in the colouring of fabrics without the use of dye baths. Few toxic and non-degradable materials are used in the production of fabrics and non-toxic chemicals used in the production of its flame retardant fabrics. Furthermore, no lead or heavy metals are used.“Green planet considerations is a priority for Verosol, at a time when global warming is in the hearts and minds of governments, businesses and individuals alike.”Verosol worldwide is committed to providing a product that will reduce the production of greenhouse gases.Verosol’s savings calculator demonstrates how the use of Verosol metal backed fabrics can prevent thousands of kilograms of CO2 being produced in air-conditioning running cost savings alone.To estimate possible reductions iin CO2 emissions, simply contact Verosol to arrange for an energy savings calculation.