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Developing an office building is a privilege that leaves a lasting legacy, one that must remain intact as our environment changes over time. As a real estate company, we have the responsibility and opportunity to design and construct buildings that enable their occupants to thrive and which will operate sustainability and cost-effectively into the future.

Flooding of the Brisbane River in 2011 had a significant impact on the Riverside Centre and the development of One One One Eagle Street, causing almost $20 million dollars’ worth of damage, forcing closures and delaying construction works. To reduce the vulnerability to the impacts of future riverine flooding, significant investments in flood prevention were made in 2012 to both the Riverside Centre and the newly developed One One One Eagle Street.

Upfront embodied carbon refers to the emissions from the construction processes and production of the materials that go into developing a building. Once buildings are operating carbon neutrally, upfront embodied carbon emissions are inherently the most material source of emissions across the lifecycle of a building.

Traditionally, energy transaction is a simple linear relationship between a large coal-fired generator and the consumer. With advancements in technology, a new energy ecology is made up of a multitude of widely distributed interactions. It is now possible to be both a generator and a consumer of energy. Energy can be stored in batteries when it is cheap, abundant and renewable and then release it later when supplies are scarce and expensive.