Frasers Property Australia set out with an ambitious target to redefine the retail sustainability benchmark, and their Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre is on track to be the world's first Living Building Challenge (LBC) accredited shopping centre. The LBC accreditation is the most rigorous sustainability performance measure in built environment – only 24 buildings worldwide have achieved full certification.
A vast array of stakeholders including consultants, tenants and the project build team were engaged early in the process to help understand how to overcome the challenges of building to meet the LBC sustainability standard.
With a 6 Star Green Star Design rating, Burwood Brickworks self-sufficient qualities include; 100% renewable energy, 100% repurposed rainwater (stormwater and water within the buildings is captured, treated onsite and repurposed back within the building for irrigation), 99% of construction waste diverted from landfill, and an impressive 2500sqm rooftop urban farm revolutionising urban environment agricultural benefits.
Frasers Property Australia have participated in multiple workshops with the City of Melbourne that have focused on the project as a case study to influence planning scheme amendments relating to green projects.