Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment

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Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment

Sydney Science Park is a $5bn project that will create an internationally recognised epicentre for research and development in the heart of Western Sydney. Set over 280ha, Sydney Science Park will be a fully integrated community that will create more than 12,000 knowledge based jobs, cater to over 10,000 students and be home to over 10,000 residents. We have studied world’s best practice and added our own unique perspective to create an unparalleled vision for Sydney Science Park – a vision focused on liveability and lifestyle.

Edge was engaged to conduct a climate change risk assessment and create an adaptation plan for Sydney Science Park, as part of the project’s strategy to gain a Green Star rating.

In line with global best practice, Edge held a multidisciplinary workshop to analyse the park’s design and identify significant risks posed by projected changes in the climate. Edge collaborated with the designers and asset owners to establish practical solutions to address these risks, further incorporating them into the design and operational procedures to deliver a resilient asset.

Edge conducted a whole building LCA for the first building in the Sydney Science Park development, which targeted Green Star, LEED and WELL ratings. The initial phase was an ‘LCA Lite’ to incorporate sustainability from the design phase.

Working with FJMT, Edge assessed the environmental impacts of the project during its design, to help drive environmental improvement from the outset. The full LCA will be finalised at the completion of the project using as-built building data.

 

 

Celestino and FJMT Studio

2016