One The Esplanade - 'On Carbon'
On time, On budget, On carbon.
We have achieved our highest ever carbon saving in the concrete used at Brookfield Properties One The Esplanade in Perth, a brilliant example of how collaboration and innovation around everyday building materials can have a significant impact on our industry’s carbon footprint.
When we talk about making our buildings ‘on carbon’, we’re challenging ourselves and our value chain to make early design and delivery decisions that have a material impact on carbon.
When we began planning for One The Esplanade, we worked with Boral, SRG Global and BG&E to determine how we could evolve the use of concrete to reduce carbon outputs, without compromising quality and performance. Through off-site testing and monitoring via thermocouples and compressive strength testing, we developed a unique concrete mix and construction methodology that enabled Boral’s lower embodied carbon concrete product to be used for every element of the build –including the high performanceconcrete and post tension slabs.
This achieved a 46% reduction in Portland (general purpose) cement, creating a CO2-e saving of 7,560 tonnes, the equivalent of planting 125,000 new trees.
Multiplex in partnership with BG&E, Boral, Hassell and SRG Global received the Award for Excellence in the Commercial Buildings Category at the 2023 Western Australian Concrete Institute of Australia Awards for the unique use of low carbon concrete at One The Esplanade.