With substantial green credentials that target a 5 Star Green Star v3 (Office Design and Office As Built rating) and 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. Included is a number of environmentally sustainable features that have been incorporated into the building design including radiant heating, low-temperature air conditioning systems for reduced energy consumption, rainwater harvesting and performance glass facades.
North Sydney is located just 3km north of the Sydney CBD and represents the second largest concentration of office buildings in NSW. 177 Pacific Highway enjoys a prominent location and can be easily accessed via car, train and bus. The newly upgraded North Sydney rail and bus interchange is located within approximately 400m.
The ground levels provide a vibrant town square atmosphere, comprising a spectacular entry height of more than 13 metres, public garden plaza featuring café and retail areas. The building is also surrounded by an array of retail and service amenity including Northpoint retail centre, Greenwood Plaza, gyms and childcare centres ensuring a vibrant working environment for staff and visitors.
Radiant Heating and Cooling Solutions was commissioned to provide commercial grade underfloor heating in the foyer and garden plaza of the building; utilising Bosch condensing boilers, 20mm industrial high density PE-Xc pipe with the 'modulbarra' inslab type installation. This system is recommended for heating of commercial and industrial premises where it is necessary to optimise screed compressive strength.
Architects, designers and building owners should consider radiant floor heating in all areas with extended ceiling heights. Atriums, lobbys, foyers, in fact all large public spaces benefit from hydronic heating that provides very long service life, minimal maintenance and massive energy savings over the life of the building.