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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 PDF 1.77MB.


Last updated: 15 December 2015