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GIW has been a proud advocate for the City of Yarra’s – Zero Operational Carbon Developments pilot program initiative. We’re delighted to announce that the nearly completed Dover House is committed to carbon neutrality in operation and is thereby contributing to the City of Yarra’s mission of achieving carbon neutrality across the Municipality by 2030.

Showcasing 100% fossil-fuel-free infrastructure this unique multi-level commercial building, designed by DKO Architects and built by Hickory Building Group, brings the industrial heritage of Richmond into the future of a dynamic working environment, actively promoting employee well-being and social culture.

ESD initiatives include:

  • A minimum 10 year commitment to carbon neutral operations.
  • A 15kW rooftop solar PV system
  • High performance façade including double-glazed, low-e coated geometric façade to provide abundant natural light whilst providing thermal performance.
  • Installation of a 22,000L tank to capture rain from the raked façade used for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
  • A 8m2 raingarden for natural stormwater treatment prior to leaving the site.
  • All-electric appliances throughout the complex and air-cooled reverse cycle chiller units with heat recovery ventilation.
  • Reusing and recycling 90% of the waste during construction and demolition.
  • Promoting alternative transport with the provision of bike spaces, electric car charging stations with future rollout of electric charging facilities for all parking, and high quality end-of-trip amenity.
  • Landscape elements such as creepers and rooftop planters to promote biodiversity and habitat.