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Lendlease Barangaroo South - Ensuring carbon neutral and water positive outcomes for Australia’s largest eco-precinct


In 2014, Lendlease awarded Veolia a long term contract to operate and maintain one of Australia’s largest district energy and urban water treatment schemes at Barangaroo South in Sydney, New South Wales.

Lendlease Barangaro South

THE CHALLENGE

Barangaroo South is Sydney’s largest urban regeneration project since the 2000 Olympics. At 490,000 square metres and over 1,200 residents, it is Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral and water positive community.

Property developer Lendlease required an environmental services provider that could support the company’s carbon neutral and water positive aspirations for this landmark development.

 

THE SOLUTION

Lendlease awarded Veolia a long term contract to operate and maintain one of Australia’s largest district cooling and water treatment schemes at Barangaroo South in Sydney, New South Wales.

The contract involves the operations and maintenance of:
  • a 62 megawatt district cooling network;
  • high voltage embedded electrical network; and,
  • a recycled water treatment plant.

The operation and maintenance of the precinct wide cooling plant by Veolia will ensure optimal thermal comfort for residents, tenants and visitors of the precinct at all times.
Veolia will achieve this comfort through the provision of cooling in the form of cold water supplied from a single central chiller plant. This centralised solution will allow for better utilisation of the commercial space due to the elimination of individual air-conditioning plants for each building within the development, electrical demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Further, this district wide chiller plant will be cooled by sea water from Sydney Harbour, reducing electrical demand and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

THE RESULT

  • Supporting the client’s long term environmental objectives across water and energy management (potential for waste).
  • Critical to ensuring a carbon neutral and water positive outcome for this world-class commercial precinct.
  • Global industry benchmark in terms of performance and reliability.
  • Providing recycled water from Barangaroo to CBD.
 

KEY FIGURES

  • 62 megawatt district cooling network
 

Andrew Wilson,
Managing Director Barangaroo South:

“We have a clear vision for Barangaroo South to be the first carbon neutral precinct of its size in Australia and for it also to be a water positive development. The use of shared infrastructure, water recycling and harbour cooling are key components in meeting these ambitions. We are pleased to be working with Veolia which has the experience to deliver these targets.”