Nightingale Terrace House builder, Kapitol Group, engaged HIP V. HYPE to deliver a lifecycle assessment in compliance with international standards 14040 and 14044, and the European standard EN 15978:20111.

Analysis demonstrated an estimated reduction of 3,498 tCO2eq emissions compared to an average building.

Client

Kapitol Group

Type

Zero Carbon, Climate Change and Resilience

Location

Brunswick, VIC

Stage

Under Construction

Context

Designed by Austin Maynard Architects, the development features 20 fossil fuel free homes over seven stories, with a rooftop garden and communal laundry. Walking distance to community hubs, educational institutions, and retail precincts, the building offers a local lifestyle. It pushes boundaries by excluding residential car parking, instead offering 70 bike parks and easy access to public transport and car share hubs.

Through good building design, it aims to deliver super- low running costs for residents. It includes a high performance facade that delivers natural light and engaging views, while reducing the need for artificial lighting and mechanical heating and cooling. Heat recovery ventilation systems and enhanced building sealing are key to providing thermally comfortable homes, largely through passive means.

Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) in Accordance with European and International Standards Using eTool LCD Software

– A reduction of 3,498 tCO2eq emissions compared to an average building

– Learnings from this LCA can be implemented in future projects with a particular focus on building design and procurement policies

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