Barangaroo South

Case Study - Energy


LendLease engaged WideSky to deliver energy efficiencies at Barangaroo South in Sydney’s CBD. The precinct is the city’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Olympics, and is slated to become Australia’s first large-scale, carbon-neutral community.

Barangaroo South is unique as its utility services are provided through a combination of traditional and private modes, which has significantly contributed to its exemplary sustainability standards.

The Project

LendLease established its Living Utilities business during the development of Barangaroo South. It was developed to improve the delivery and management of utility services, while also improving economic and environmental outcomes on its projects. It has since expanded into some of LendLease’s other large-scale projects across Australia.

Living Utilities owns and operates a two-level basement underneath the Barangaroo South commercial precinct. It contains a recycled water plant, centralised chilled water plant for air conditioning and an embedded electrical network. The business has also invested in solar panels and fibre solutions.

Barangaroo South is one of only 18 projects around the world to be part of C40 Cities’ Climate Positive Development Program. It supports projects striving for a climate positive emissions target of net-negative operational greenhouse gas emissions in the energy, waste and transportation sectors.

Barangaroo South’s recycled water plant, which is capable of supplying one million litres of water to the precinct and surrounding suburbs per day, will enable the precinct to become water net positive. Living Utilities is also aiming to eliminate the distribution of waste to landfill by the end of 2020.

Our Solution 

Living Utilities partnered with WideSky’s implementation partner, VRT Systems, to collate data from its various utilities in a bid to improve accuracy and visibility, particularly in relation to billing. The WideSky Cloud energy data management platform, in conjunction with a variety of equipment installed onsite, has enabled LendLease to apportion exactly how much electricity or water each client uses. The data is collated into the software in real-time. This also allows for the ongoing analysis of things such as the thermal energy used to power the air conditioning, which helps identify where efficiencies can be made.

The Outcome

The Green Building Council of Australia awarded Lendlease a 6 Star Green Star rating for its Barangaroo South precinct. It set a new benchmark for liveable communities, scoring an unprecedented 104.98 out of 110.

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