A Truly Green Building One Central Park in Sydney Australia

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A Truly Green Building One Central Park in Sydney Australia

 Green Building in Sydney Australia

As we were coming back from a site seeing day in Australia, we were stopped at a light when the bus driver commented on a building. His description was brief but the site was impressive.

The building was a residential tower called One Central Park. What made the building so unique was the verdant gardens that adorned the exterior of the building.

The building’s key features include hanging gardens, a cantilevered heliostat, an internal water recycling plant and low-carbon tri-generation power plant. One Central Park has been awarded a five-star green star by the Green Building Council Australia.

Green Building in Sydney Australia

 

The gardens use a remote controlled, dripper irrigation system and a special process in which the roots of a plant are attached to a mesh-covered felt, soaked with mineralized water. This allows the plants to grow without soil along the face of a wall, a form hydroponic gardening

The building’s on-site water recycling factory and power plant are responsible for most of the water and energy savings, the gardens are a visible and tangible reminder of innovative green infrastructure.

Grey water is currently piped into the laundry and bathroom areas within the apartments, and used to water the external green areas. When fully developed Central Park’s local water centre will save up to 1m liters ( 265,000 gallons) of drinking water per day.

The building’s tri-generation plant is estimated to save the equivalent of 136,000 tons of greenhouse gas emission over 25 years.

One Central Park is also unusual for its cantilever that is covered in a series of reflector panels. These panels automatically redirect natural sunlight to various parts of a nearby park during shady periods of the day.

Our only regret was we were not able to send some additional time to marvel at the creativity of the design and the beauty of the gardens.

A Truly Green Building One Central Park in Sydney Australia

A Truly Green Building One Central Park in Sydney Australia

 

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Good morning Ed. This is really, really cool. I was in Sydney and never saw it.

Jan 20, 2019 07:19 AM #1
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Good morning, Ed Silva it's good to see you again... thanks for sharing what a "truly green" building looks like....  hope all is well with you and your family....

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I would love to see something like that in the US and I would want to live there.

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Ed,

Wow, and I know that Singapore was the first to have gardens on each level.  I would love to see this.  Wishing you a great week ahead. A

Jan 20, 2019 08:54 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson   It was impressive.  The building was started in 2013 and they finished it in 2015

Barbara Todaro  All is well ,  Just lost a bit of the bogging mojo

Joe Pryor   It would be kind of neat and a bit more fum of some of the vegetation were vegetables.

 

Jan 20, 2019 10:33 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel   In doing my research for the building there are 10 total in the world

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Very very impressive.  I'm thinking all that greenery would help clean the air as well.

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Good afternoon Ed - that really is very unusual.  Growing without soil is really a breakthrough.

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Hi Ed,  Thanks for sharing this impressive green building.  It would be nice if there were more of these in the world.

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Interesting building and knowing that the Grey water is being used for good. I wonder how many creatures live in these green walls? Thanks for sharing.

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Myrl Jeffcoat  I would imagine that standing on a balcony there would have a much 'fresher' view than another high rise building.

Grant Schneider Some years back I got to view that type of gardening at one of the EPCOT exhibits in Disney Orlando

 

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Bob Crane  It would have to be very cost prohibitive to build for many.

Bob Ratliff In that climate there have to be a lot of little things for sure

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