January 31, 2008
New Work ::: CH2 - cuckoo
The CH2 (the Council House 2 building), designed by Design Inc, and which opened in August 2006 is the first building to recieve a Green Building Council of Australia six-star energy rating. The timber shades made of recycled lumber, that open depending on the intensity of the sun are only part of the AUD $50 million budget to provide innovative and technological features including photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, chilled ceilings and blackwater sewage recycling systems. Notwithstanding it is expected that the sustainability features of the building will have paid themselves within a decade.