Whether it’s through energy-conscious design, renewables, or energy-saving customer incentives, Mirvac continues to work to reduce our reliance on traditional energy sources. Technologies, methods and regulatory environment continue to evolve, presenting new opportunities to do things even better.

Renewable energy

Our new business, Mirvac Energy, is a vehicle that’s already enabling us to make serious in-roads in this area. Read the full story click here.

Renewable energy is also being used on more of our construction site sheds, such as Brighton Lakes in Sydney, where a new solar system was installed in January this year. Given the lifespan of these systems, we have also started reusing them on several site sheds, helping us to get maximum value from our investment. We have already reused a system from our site shed at Kawana Shoppingworld on the Sunshine Coast at Ascot Green in Brisbane, and plan to recycle more systems in this way in the future.

DEFINING OUR BOUNDARIES – OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING METHODOLOGY

As property developers, we recognise that we leave a lasting impact on the world. For this reason, our reporting boundaries stretch beyond the initial design and construction of our assets, encompassing our broader sphere of influence too.

We have separated the boundary of our commitments into three categories: operational control, financial control and influence. Our reporting methodology was determined as part of the strategic development process and reviewed by third party experts.

For a detailed overview of how we calculate our progress against strategy commitments, click here [link tbc]. For details on our connected reporting framework, click here [link tbc].

Carbon and Energy intensities compared to FY13 baseline
-26.3%

Carbon intensity (CO2-e/m2)

-8.7%

Energy intensity (GJ/m2)

IN GOOD COMPANY

As in past years, Mirvac continues to be active on a number of committees and working groups:

  • Green Building Council of Australia (including Board of Directors)

  • Property Industry Foundation (Board of Advisors)

  • Better Building Partnership (including chair of waste technical working group;

  • NABERS technical working group, focusing on the revised NABERS waste tool;

  • Property Council of Australia (including national sustainability roundtable and social sustainability roundtable);

  • Calculating Cool Tool steering group (rating tool for HVAC systems);

  • LBG Australia and New Zealand;

  • Responsible Construction Leadership Group; and

  • Supply Chain Sustainability School Advisory Committee

NABERS

With two buildings maintaining a 6 Star NABERS rating, it was another strong year on the NABERS front

GREEN STAR

A highlight this year was earning a 6 Star Green Star As Built certification for 200 George Street, Sydney NSW, which joins our impressive list of credits. Two of our assets, 275 Kent Street Sydney NSW and 23 Furzer Street Woden ACT have maintained a 6 star Green Star Performance rating.