Charter Hall’s GPO Exchange achieves first Gold WELL Certification in South Australia

GPO Exchange was recently awarded a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating, 5 Star NABERS Water rating and 5 Star NABERS Indoor Environment ratings

Charter Hall’s GPO Exchange achieves first Gold WELL Certification in South Australia
Charter Hall’s GPO Exchange achieves first Gold WELL Certification in South Australia

The Charter Hall Group has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level for its landmark Adelaide office tower GPO Exchange, by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

GPO Exchange – recognised as one of the most innovative and technologically advanced smart buildings in Australia – is the first ever project in South Australia to achieve WELL Certification.

This accolade was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, which is the premier global building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and wellness through buildings.

GPO Exchange was recently awarded a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating, 5 Star NABERS Water rating and 5 Star NABERS Indoor Environment ratings.

The following initiatives were introduced to lift GPO Exchange’s WELL rating from Silver to Gold:

  • Introduction of a green cleaning protocol focusing on the use of non-toxic cleaning materials to maintain healthy indoor air quality for occupants
  • Attention to the design of high touch surfaces to enable them to be deep cleaned regularly to mitigate transmission of bacteria and viruses
  • Introduction of specific cleaning equipment and storage of chemicals to enable the highest degree of cleanliness in the building
  • Ongoing testing of building water quality
  • Introduction of food policies that support the use of healthier eating choices
  • Introduction of food policies that require nutritional information to be provided to occupants so that healthy eating choices are more easily made
  • End-of-trip facilities enabling cycling to work and running during lunch breaks to support the physical health of occupants
  • A report highlighting biophilic design features incorporated into the building to support the health and wellbeing of occupants

“GPO Exchange is raising the bar for commercial sustainability in South Australia and has set a new benchmark for workplaces in this State. This incredible milestone is recognition of that,” said Charter Hall Development Executive Mr George Roussos.

Jordan Fidler

Jordan Fidler

Jordan is a journalist at Urban.com.au

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