Sydney's Chifley Tower wins international energy efficiency performance award

Released: 30-Jul-2015
Car Park Lightning Cart park standby lightning Chifley Tower

Chamaeleon light in full light mode (28w) and standby mode (8w)

Sydney’s landmark skyscraper, Chifley Tower has been recognised as winner of the 2015 Performance Award for its Energy Efficiency Upgrade project by the International Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Congratulations to the team at JLL for achieving a 55% drop in total site electricity consumption since 2008.

Jones Lang Lasalle have managed the 42-storey premium grade office tower on behalf of owners GIC since 2002. The target 4.5 star NABERS Energy Rating was achieved in January 2015 following a 3 year green retrofit program.

Among the extensive scope of works was a lighting upgrade in the underground car park and fire stairs. enLighten worked closely with Engineering Research & Design consultants to specify the Chamaeleon light as a retrofit replacement for standard and emergency T8 fluorescent lighting and the Tauro Blu light as a replacement for metal halide fittings in the car park entry.

The project works included:

  • Installation of a new central chilled water plant;
  • Building Management System (BMS) was upgraded with a new control system for improved monitoring and reporting;
  • Replacement of DC technology lift drives and control system equipment with latest technology;
  • Replacement of car park and back of house light fittings to reduce energy consumption;
  • Installation of C-Bus controlled lighting systems throughout the building to optimise lighting operation times and installation of LED sensor controlled light fittings in some areas to reduce the lighting load significantly;
  • Selection of a new standard tenancy light fitting and lighting layout design to reduce energy consumption and HVAC load.