FM Innovation Awards shortlist – Workspace
Mirvac – 101 Miller Street end-of-trip facilities
At its commercial North Sydney tower, Mirvac partnered with CSM and METRA Australia to implement card-reading technology in the new end-of-trip facilities, providing whole-of-building access through one card, saving numerous hours of programming and managing card replacements. The project provides tenants with the simple convenience of using the card they already have to access all areas of the building, including the car park, building entries, lifts and end-of-trip facilities.
High-quality centralised METRA locks were added to the facilities, allowing tenants to access the bike racks, change rooms and lockers. Tenants can reserve lockers simply by swiping their cards on the reader, which automatically opens an available locker. This system also removes the need for tenants to remember which locker they reserved, making it even easier to use. At 9pm every night, the locker reservations expire and all lockers automatically open to allow for a thorough clean from building staff, with any remaining items taken to lost property.
Charter Hall Office – COMFY personalised temperature control for building occupants
Charter Hall Office cites air-conditioning and keeping occupants happy as one of the key challenges facing facility managers, as everyone has different levels of comfort. To address this issue, it has implemented the use of the Comfy App to allow for personalised comfort on demand in real time for occupants in the workplace. The Comfy App uses big data and machine learning to improve user experience and building performance. It is the first smart occupant-facing technology with the ability to receive user requests and action them directly with the building control system. Building occupants can feel an immediate change to their environment upon submitting a request to ‘cool my space’ or ‘warm my space’, and can select an ‘I’m comfy’ option to drive machine learning of their comfort preferences.
Lendlease JLL – Australian Prime Property Fund, Commercial: World Leading Sustainability in Operation
The Lendlease Australian Prime Property Fund is the most sustainable commercial office portfolio in the world, as determined by the 2017 ranking by GRESB and the achievement of the first six-star ‘World Leadership’ rated Green Star Performance Portfolio.
With multiple assets within the portfolio, Lendlease and JLL strive to achieve national benchmarks for sustainability on each asset, regardless of location. This innovative form of leadership has led to direct engagement with local committees, procurement and national contract roll-out, and successfully drives sustainability through improved NABERS and Green Star ratings, heightened recycling rates and improved percentages for waste contamination and landfill diversion.
Melbourne Market Authority – Melbourne Market LED lighting upgrade
To reduce its environmental footprint and offset electricity price increases, the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) converted all market lighting to high-efficiency LED globes. The solution included replacing 8250 lights with high-efficiency globes, ensuring the new lights match or exceed existing lux levels; adjusting lux levels and colour renders with new technology for optimum appearance; implementing a control system review to resolve existing errors, create control strategies to reduce run time, extend globe life, and report on usage and emissions; and bringing in a seven-year product and workmanship warranty to increase efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
With an average reduction of 42 percent energy consumption, the project has saved over 850 tonnes of greenhouse gases in three months.