At Cloisters, we maintain an ongoing commitment to sustainability and have an integrated approach to environmental initiatives within the precinct while continuously improving practices that will minimise our environmental footprint.
To achieve this, we identify and understand the environmental aspects of our business operations at Cloisters and deliver improvements through best practice. Consequently, particularly since the completion of the redevelopment, energy and water consumption of the precinct, in particular 200 St Georges Terrace, has been steadily reducing and ongoing efforts are being made to encourage our tenants to reduce their waste.
Cloisters is becoming one of the most energy-efficient buildings in WA and has recently been awarded a 5.5-star NABERS Energy base building rating, without the purchase of Green Power.
Through a process of continuous improvement and capital investment by the building Owners, the energy use of both 200 St Georges Terrace and 863 Hay Street is being constantly reduced. Over the past five years, significant savings have been achieved and further substantial savings are being targeted into the future.
The following details a little about the current initiatives in place, particularly in relation to the extension our recycling and waste management programme.
Cloisters has a strong indoor environment performance reflecting good equipment selection, operation and management. The rating takes into account thermal comfort, air quality and acoustic comfort. The high rating is attributable to the close control of building temperatures, the use of high efficiency air filters and an ongoing program of Air Quality audits that are carried out annually.
Water use on site is carefully managed and has been gradually reduced over the life of the building through minor improvements including the fitting of flow restrictors to all hand basin taps and the installation of AAA-rated shower heads.