Albert Road, South Melbourne: designing for sustainable outcomes – a review of design strategies, building performance and users’ perspectives

40 Albert Road, a refurbished 1980s building, was the first building in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS water rating. Since re-opening in 2006 numerous awards have been won. Fifteen months after the refurbishment, Leena Thomas and Monica Vandenberg provide an in-depth review of the design process, building design, environmental performance and building occupants' experience.

note summary
  1. Project outline
  2. Building design
  3. Post occupancy evaluation
  4. Conclusion