examples of sustainable buildings

(in town)

here are some examples of buildings with high sustainablity ratings (based on criteria set by Greenstar/NABERS).

there are so many features in each building, check out the links!

Council House 2 (CH2) (Melbourne City Council) (Melbourne CBD)


Wind turbines the round yellow features at the top
Operable shades on the Swanston street elevation (see if you notice the shades on the front of the building change positions across the day)

NAB (NAB)(Docklands)


A HUGE atrium for stack ventilation (link to stack ventilation)
the bank has lent $17 billion to fossil fuel projects since 2008 (link market forces) so the stack ventillation's got its work cut out for it

Library at the dock (Melbourne City Council)(Docklands)


Built from cross-laminated timber (much less C02 released from production)

Melbourne School of Design (MSD)(University of Melbourne)(Carlton)


Brise-soleil (walk around all sides of the building and see how the brise-soleil is shaped differently to accommodate the sun across the day)
>unfortunately I couldn't find a website with a list of its features in the one spot, but it features

Daniel Mannix Building (Australian Catholic University)(Fitzroy)


Windows that aren't full length (walls are more thermally efficient than windows, so this helps reduce energy use)
also features a lovely chapel