EY Centre is one of the first of a new breed of innovative, sustainable, ‘smart buildings’ in Australia.

As one of the first “Smart Buildings” in Australia, EY Centre, 200 George Street is a flagship example of how technology has been used to future-proof the workplace. The building is designed to accommodate the latest technology and be flexible enough to adapt to future technological advancements.

A number of elements in the building incorporate world leading technology:

World first timber Closed Cavity Façade (CCF) system

EY Centre features innovative technology enabling it to respond to its external environment. For example, its defining feature is its shimmering golden facade, achieved by the use of a world-first Closed Cavity Facade (CCF) system. Warm-hued timber blinds are sandwiched inside high-performance glazing, and respond automatically as the exterior conditions change. Not only does this improve the building’s thermal performance by more than 30 per cent, it provides a heightened sense of wellbeing for tenants – ensuring that spaces are flooded with natural light, while glare is minimised and views across Sydney Harbour retained. A world-first innovation, this system was the result of intense collaboration, and a commitment to superior sustainability.

    Australian first GOLD WELL Certification

    Mirvac’s tenancy at EY Centre is at the forefront of health and wellbeing, having achieved the first GOLD WELL Certification in Australia.

    Mirvac secured this accolade by placing employees at the centre of its design decisions and actively promoting the health and wellbeing of its workforce. Partnering with the International WELL Building Institute, Mirvac achieved credits across seven categories including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

    Smart and sustainable technology

    Within Mirvac’s tenancy, market leading ‘smart’ technology monitors air quality, sunlight, power and water usage, adjusting the internal environment in real time to maximise energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The data gathered from 100 beacons and sensors throughout the tenancy, provides Mirvac with a living laboratory in which to test technologies and approaches to improve sustainability. The building performance data is also made available to employees via digital screens in the workplace.

    Heritage integration

    At EY Centre, Mirvac also used technology to celebrate the heritage of the significant site. Artefacts discovered during the excavation have been adaptively reused throughout the ground plane of the building, displayed in illuminated boxes. Each box has its own QR code that links to additional information on the artefacts so the community can find out more through their smart phones.

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