Operating with a decade-old building management system (BMS), Environmental Automation was able to
significantly increase energy savings by cutting over to Reliable Controls seamlessly within the building network.
As a 16-level ISPT-owned commercial building, 345 George Street in Sydney had been operating with a decade old
building management system (BMS). Against a backdrop of Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement
to demonstrate a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, ISPT and building agents CBRE re-engaged engineers
from ARA Group company, Environmental Automation to cut over systems, securing the asset’s position as an A
Grade, energy-efficient office tower.
The tower had previously operated on the Yamatake BMS and was being serviced by Environmental Automation.
While it had held a five-star NABERS energy rating, CBRE was conscious of the inherent risk in maintaining an
outdated system and that blue-chip tenants and the Federal Government were looking at meeting further energy
reductions to meet the country’s emissions targets.
Environmental Automation’s National Estimating Manager, Ray Davies said the company’s longstanding
relationship with both ISPT and CBRE to a collaborative solution.
“We’ve serviced 345 George Street for almost two decades
and during that time we’ve always been proactive in helping
CBRE/ISPT efficiently manage the building’s assets. It was
critical that we pivoted to a new system that was BACnetcompatible
and minimised disruption to the tenants and
building as a whole.”
Ray Davies, EA National Estimating Manager
Building & System Integration Details
With plans to implement EA Plus— a remote analytics and optimisation technology — following DLP, early indications have the building on track to attain a five-and-a-half star NABERS rating.
Some performance indicators are currently delivering up to 75 per cent year-on-year energy savings, meaning the new Reliable Controls system is far exceeding ISPT’s own expectations, cementing them as a premium and sustainable office tower operator.