Design and sustainability
The design for Sunshine Coast University Hospital aims to deliver best practice in sustainable design principles, construction and operation.
The public hospital is targeting 4-star Green Star 'Design' and 'As Built' ratings under the Green Building Council of Australia's sustainability rating system. The Green Star rating system is a voluntary system for evaluating the environmental sustainability of the design and construction of buildings. A 4-star Green Star rating represents delivery of a best practice, environmentally sustainable hospital.
Sustainability features of the public hospital include:
- renewable and energy efficient infrastructure
- thermal energy storage tanks to reduce electrical consumption in peak periods
- rainwater harvesting and water reclamation
- solar hot water systems
- high performance, maintainable and durable building fabric and enclosure
- energy efficient lighting, ventilation systems and controls
- an environmental management system that meets the benchmark ISO 14001 international standard
- a building management system for efficient building operation, monitoring and maintenance
- the use of sustainable and environmentally responsible products
- bicycle destination facilities.
For more information about design and sustainability download the Ecologically sustainable design fact sheet 1.77MB.