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Daramu House is a 7-storey mass timber commercial building located at Barangaroo, a 7.5 ha waterfront urban renewal project on the western edge of the Sydney CBD. Daramu House has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built certified rating, exceeds the 5 Star NABERS rating by 30% and is targeting WELL Building Standard version 2 (WELL v2) building certification.
An important objective was to set a new sustainability benchmark for commercial buildings of this scale, by proving that the adoption of low carbon alternatives to incumbent building practices can be both commercially viable and beautiful. At the core of the design for Daramu House is a commitment to minimising the embodied and operational carbon of the building, while also minimising water use, waste generation and encouraging biodiversity.
This case study is part of a new series that explores sustainable design in practice, responding to the themes of Integration, Community, Country, Water, Economy, Energy, Well-being, Resources, Change and Discovery.