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Studco® Greensmart is an industry-leading initiative based on two simple principles:
(a) Sustainable building technology innovation; and
(b) Practical sustainability leadership.
In 2012, Studco Greensmart will continue to lead the way in developing energy efficient building products to comply with BCA Section J provisions and to reduce energy consumption in Green Star rated buildings. We are great believers environmentally responsible business practises and in genuine investment for developing products that save energy and protect the environment. Our commitment is evidenced by our ongoing certification to the internationally recognised benchmark standard ISO14001:2004 environmental management system.
When you build with Studco products, you can earn Green Star points for Green Star certified buildings. Two major projects of world-leading design recently completed with the aid of Studco quality building products successfully achieved significant Green Star result:
- In a major urban renewal project, the ‘C2 Building’ office complex of the Revitalising Central Dandenong project achieved a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 certification and is now targeting a 5 Star Green Star – Office As Built v3 certification.
- A pioneering development in more ways than one, Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence has achieved rare dual Green Star design ratings, holding both 5 Star Green Star – Office Design v1 and 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 certifications.
The Studco R&D team is constantly challenging conventional building wisdom to discover better and smarter practises for sustainable built environments. The release of Studco’s Slimwall® energy efficient wall system for energy efficient buildings has attracted a lot of positive attention from architects and designers, with the biggest use arising in high-rise apartments, low-rise apartments and office complexes. In 2012, Studco will launch other new, ground-breaking energy efficient building products to keep Australia’s builders abreast of the challenges brought about by the constantly changing NCC and BCA provisions.
Pixel achieves world-first highest green star rating
The US Green Building Council awarded the Pixel building in Melbourne the world’s highest LEED rating. As a recognised industry leader in responsible manufacturing processes, Studco Building Systems was chosen as the supplier of choice for all the metal building systems used in the construction of the Pixel building.
Grocon Chief Executive Officer Daniel Grollo said the rating followed a perfect score from the Green Building Council of Australia and proved Pixel was at the forefront of green buildings internationally.
There are over 44,000 buildings in 120 countries around the world that have used the LEED rating system and in scoring 105 points out of a possible 110, Pixel has now surpassed all of them.
Daniel Grollo, Grocon Chief Executive Officer
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a system developed by the US Green Building Council for certifying the greenest performing buildings in the world, providing building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.