Construction of Powerhouse Parramatta will be certified Climate Active Carbon Neutral, with sustainability integral in the construction.
100 per cent renewable diesel powers the 3 tower cranes, making it one of the first projects in Australia to do so. Made from animal fats, vegetable oils and agricultural waste, renewable diesel is chemically identical to conventional diesel and can be used without machinery needing any modification. As a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels commonly used in road transport, construction and other sectors, renewable diesel is a significant step towards decarbonising the construction industry.
Sophisticated building information modelling allowed the project team to optimise the façade design for good temperature control, suited to the local climate.
The site sheds are built with sustainability as a priority, using push taps, LED lighting, and motion sensors, as well as sustainably certified or recycled timber and highly efficient appliances.