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Science and Engineering Centre

A new precinct of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) is a Green Building with a 5 star rating.

What do five stars mean?

The Green Star system awards points to buildings based on their energy efficiency as well as other factors.

A five star building must have on-site energy generation, which can include renewable energy sources such as wind, solar power, and geothermal energy.

To meet the 5 star requirements SEC has adopted a tri-generational system, which is a system that efficiently utilises fuel by heating or cooling a building while also generating energy.

A five star building should also innovate technologically, and use advanced systems to track, report and manage energy usage throughout the building.

A five star building should minimise its impact on the environment while still providing a comfortable environment for the people inside.

Some local resources:

Green Buildings Alive: http://greenbuildingsalive.com/

Green Building Council Australia: http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/

NABERS: http://www.nabers.gov.au

Clean Energy Future (Aust. Government): http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/helping-business/


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