Lendlease delivers first for construction industry

25 Feb 2020

In a first for the Australian construction industry, Lendlease has delivered the first Climate Active certified carbon neutral construction service for Monash University’s Woodside Building for Technology and Design.

The certification covers all diesel, petrol, natural gas and electricity used onsite, as well as the disposal of waste generated between site establishment through to project completion. To reach carbon neutral, Lendlease implemented energy efficiency initiatives on site, calculated all emissions produced from fuel and energy use and purchased carbon credits to offset those emissions.  

Monash University’s Woodside Building for Technology and Design is targeting the internationally-recognised Passive House standard and will be one of the most energy efficient large-scale commercial buildings in the southern hemisphere. 

This achievement comes after Lendlease’s Barangaroo South recently claimed the title of Australia’s first Climate Active certified carbon neutral precinct.  

In mid-2019, Lendlease’s Australian Building business became one of Australia’s first carbon neutral constructors. This was achieved by adopting low carbon building practices and offsetting all remaining FY19 construction emissions reported under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (2007).     

Lendlease currently provides a carbon neutral construction service for all projects nationally, based on reportable emissions, and can work with clients to gain independent certification of this achievement for their projects. 

Quotes attributable to General Manager, Lendlease Building, Victoria, Bill Alexandrakis: 

“Lendlease has a long-held view that truly great places should deliver positive environmental and social outcomes, alongside financial value. From the very outset, we are committed to achieving the highest sustainability credentials on our projects. 

“Tackling climate action is key to our decarbonisation strategy and sustainability commitment, and we are extremely proud to have pioneered this construction service approach for our industry.  

“This achievement demonstrates what can be achieved when like-minded organisations share in a sustainability vision and ambition. We look forward to partnering with more of our clients to achieve further carbon neutral construction certifications.” 

Quotes attributable to Sustainable Development Planner, Building and Property Division at Monash University, Dr. Kendra Wasiluk: 

“Monash is committed to achieving net zero emissions for its campuses by 2030. 

“We are delighted that Lendlease shares our commitment, taking it a step further to deliver the first Climate Active certified carbon neutral construction service. 

“Sustainability is a strategic priority for Monash and is at the heart of our decision making to realise our ambitions, striving to achieve excellence through our core operations to serve the good of our communities and environment.”   

ENDS  

For more information please contact:  
Liz Sleeman 
Manager, External Affairs – Victoria 
[email protected]    
0459 823 718