Macquarie Group Building, Sydney

Location: One Shelley Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney, Australia

Features: This state of the art, 32,960m2 6 star Green Star rated building is an 11-storey office block which holds 3,000 Macquarie Bank employees and features an external diagonal steel grid system beyond its glass facade. The A$350 million dollar project sets new benchmarks for environmental sustainability, with various innovations including passive chilled beams.

Challenge: To measure temperature, humidity and velocity at hundreds of locations within the buildings’ occupied space for all candidate configurations and seasons.

Vipac’s role: Appointed as ESD thermal comfort consultants to provide a study report for the indoor comfort of the building.

Benefit: Ensured the design concept was energy efficient and functional and ensured workplace comfort.

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