480 Queen Street Climate Adaptation Plan

480 Queen St Climate Adaptation

480 Queen St Climate Adaptation

Grocon was building a 31 level premium office tower in the Brisbane CBD. It sought a 6-star Green Star rating, including undertaking Innovation Challenges. The Adaptation and Resilience Innovation Challenge aims to encourage project teams to assess likely impacts of climate change and show how buildings can respond to them.

Cundall and Grocon engaged Losee Consulting to conduct a climate change risk analysis. Meteorology partner Katestone contributed a climate review in preparation for the assessment and Scott facilitated a risk workshop drawing on AS 5334-2013. Participants included engineers, architects and project managers who collaborated to identify risks and possible mitigating actions.

Scott modified the adaptation pathways concept for a single building implementation and the building development was modified in several ways to make it more resilient. 480 Queen Street achieved its 6-Star Design rating and the Green Building Council approved the climate resilience Innovation Challenge.