There are currently 16 projects registered to achieve the Living Building Challenge across Australia and 1 project that has achieved full certification, as of November 2019!
Here are some of these world-class projects that have been completed:
SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS RESEARCH CENTRE (SBRC)
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, NSW
The SBRC is the first development in Australia, and the third outside the USA, to achieve the Living Building Challenge. As an organisation, the SBRC brings together students, researchers and industry to assist in the rapid decarbonisation of our built environment.
Client: University of Wollongong
Typology: Education & Research Facility
Site Area: 2,491m2
LBC Version: 2.1
“The University of Wollongong would like to acknowledge all the very many people who contributed to the achievement of the SBRC Building winning Living Certification status, and to particularly acknowledge the following individuals and their organizations who played very significant roles in accomplishing this outcome.”
|Contributor||Role||Affiliation (During Project)||Current Affiliation|
|Paul Cooper||SBRC Director||SBRC, University of Wollongong||SBRC, University of Wollongong|
|Lance Jeffery||SBRC Project Manager||SBRC, University of Wollongong||Hyve Projects|
|Gary Hudson||Innovation Campus Project Manager||University of Wollongong||Assured Solutions|
|Duane Robinson||SBRC Deputy Director||SBRC, University of Wollongong||SBRC, University of Wollongong|
|Craig McLauchlan||SBRC Research Facilities Manager||SBRC, University of Wollongong||SBRC, University of Wollongong|
|Leela Kempton||SBRC LBC Documentation||SBRC, University of Wollongong||SBRC, University of Wollongong|
|Lachlan Drake||SBRC LBC Documentation||SBRC, University of Wollongong||Lindsay Dynan Consulting Engineers|
|Joe Agius||Design Director||Cox Architecture||Cox Architecture|
|Michael Bradburn||Project Architect||Cox Architecture||Richard Crookes|
|Andy Marlow||Architect||Cox Architecture||Envirotecture|
|Hannah Morton||ESD Consultant||Cundall||Cundall|
|Brian Coughlin||Senior Project Manager||Paragon Project Management||CBRE|
|Amelia Fabris||Site Engineer||Baulderstone|
BURWOOD BRICKWORKS SHOPPING CENTRE
Burwood Brickworks is aiming to become the first retail Living Building Challenge development in the world. Opened to the public in December 2019, the centre is home to a variety of retailers, including Woolworths, Dan Murphy's and Readings Cinemas, who have each changed their standard fitout practices and materials to fit into the strict requirements of the LBC. Along with an urban rooftop farm, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system, and statement murals by a local Indigenous artist, the centre is a suburban community hub that sets a world standard for healthy, inclusive living.
The project was subject to the LFIA's LBC design competition in 2016.