ICC Sydney achieves LEED Gold

Lendlease Sustainability Manager, Jo-Ann Gamble, said the success of the ICC Sydney project was evidence of our ability to deliver world class sustainability outcomes.

“This achievement really reflects the depth of our international sustainability capabilities.. It also represents another key sustainability milestone for the broader Darling Harbour Regeneration Precinct, which received the Green Building Council of Australia’s 6 Star Green Star Communities certification last year,” she said.

Delivered in collaboration with the NSW Government, HOSTPLUS, First State Super, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, the fully integrated Convention Centre is a connective hub for the world’s brightest minds to meet, connect, inspire and engage.

An internationally recognised accreditation system, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to promote and recognise sustainable world-class building strategies and practices globally. 

Contributing to the Centre’s LEED certification was our commitment to meet energy, water and waste reduction targets.

The 520kW community funded solar array is one of the largest in an Australian CBD and has been installed to reduce energy usage. A Central Energy Plant (CEP) serves the Theatre, Exhibition Halls and Convention Centre, achieving significant material and embodied energy savings, providing an efficient system for heating and chilling water. The CEP, LED lighting technology, high-performing glazing and insulation contribute to reductions in overall energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions.

During the construction of ICC Sydney, 91% of construction waste was diverted from landfill by recycling both on and offsite. 25% of the demolition waste was recycled on the site through the use of mobile concrete crushers, with the resulting materials reused as road base.

We’ve taken steps to improve the indoor environment quality by leveraging outdoor aspects. Innovative window glazing and automatic lighting controls promote views and natural light. Monitoring CO2 levels and a displacement ventilation system provides fresh air from outside.

ICC Sydney is the second Lendlease-delivered project in Australia to receive LEED Gold. Our first LEED Gold was awarded on the Margaret Court Arena project in 2015.

Sustainability is a core focus at Lendlease, as we aim to deliver innovative property solutions for the future.