31 May '16, 7am

@GEOCONCanberra @abode_hotels Abode Woden certified as Aust’s first Green Star hotel @GreenStarGBCA https://t.co/tJeLHJ4d9F

The Abode Hotel Woden has become the first hotel in Australia to be awarded a rating under the prestigious Green Star certification system by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Green Star is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating system for the design, construction, and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities. The 4 Star Green Star rating achieved by the Abode Hotel Woden builds on its 4.5 NABERS rating. Formerly Juliana House, the building was home to a number of government departments and commercial organisations but was vacant for a number of years before it was purchased by GEOCON and transformed into a contemporary 152 apartment hotel. “Our decision to do an adaptive re-use rather than knock-down rebuild meant we were on the sustainable path from the very beginning with this project. We wanted to see how far we could take that, so we ...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/geocons-a...

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