Schneider Electric’s role as project partner in the technology upgrade and refurbishment aims to maximise building efficiency and optimise tenant wellness and productivity.
The revitalisation is also being carried out in the hope of increasing the 33-storey tower’s value.
This is the first ‘life cycle renovation’ of the office and retail building, which was completed 12 years ago.
The project is being carried out via a partnership between Schneider and Cromwell Property Group.
Schneider products feature throughout the project, including:
- a visitor management kiosk using EcoStruxure Security Expert to log visits, help visitors select their host and notify the host, granting secure access to the visitor
- Bluetooth readers and mobile credentials replacing traditional access cards for more secure and flexible access control
- building management and energy management systems to enable facility management to monitor and respond to site energy meters, and
- EcoStruxure Security Expert for a unified view into multiple systems in the building, like lighting control, fire safety and video surveillance.
A three-year Building Adviser Service Plan is currently in place, which will allow Schneider to adopt a more proactive approach in ongoing maintenance for its building. It is expected the plan will provide a 29 percent decrease in reactive maintenance and a 10 to 20 percent reduction in energy costs.
“400 George Street is one of the most sought after locations in Brisbane, hosting a list of high-profile organisations,” says Keith Miller, sales director, Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric. “We’re thrilled to further boost its appeal and deliver the best workplace experience to future tenants.”
The project also included a refurbishment of the building’s end of trip facilities, which was finalised this month.