As a part of CPB Contractors’ joint venture Metro Tunnel Project, the Sunshine Signal Control Centre (SSCC) has achieved a 6-Star Green Star rating. While this rating has been granted by the Green Building Council of Australia, it also recognizes World Leadership in environmentally sustainable building design and construction.
According to Priya Pathamanathan, CPB Contractors’ Sustainability Manager: “This win is attributed to the efforts of the environment and sustainability team. Our CPB Contractors team has gone above and beyond to achieve this six-star world-leading green star rating.”
Awarding a Best Practice or above score to each of the nine categories in the SSCC’s Green Star Rating submission, the involved highlights are:
- The use of double-glazed windows, skylights, and the installation of HEPA filters on all heat exchange units
- Installation of a solar photovoltaic system, LED lighting, and thermal insulation, which contributed to an 86% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at the SSCC
- Water efficient fixtures, a rainwater harvesting system, and a subsurface drip irrigation system, which resulted in a 92% reduction in potable water consumption
- Individual life cycle assessments for all design features and materials used in the SSCC, which has seen a 130% reduction in overall global warming potential
In order to deliver the Metro Tunnel Project, CPB Contractors which is a part of the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), is collaborating with the Victorian Government. The aimed hub for management and operations of the Metro Tunnel Project’s High Capacity Signaling system is due to be the 6-Star Green Rated SSCC building.