CH2 building

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Council House 2 (CH2) is claimed to be Australia’s greenest and healthiest office building. It opened in Melbourne in August 2006 and has set a new world standard benchmark for design and construction of future high-rise buildings. The building has is described as visionary new building with the potential to change the way Australia and the world approaches ecologically sustainable design.

The Green Building Council of Australia has awarded CH2 six Green Stars which represents world leadership in office building design. The Green Star rating system separately evaluates the environmental design and performance of Australian buildings based on a number of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, quality of indoor environments and resource conservation.

Location Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Country Australia
Type Commercial building
Building size Medium
Contact City of Melbourne
Phone +613 9658 9658


Summary of features

  • Water-mining plant in the basement
  • Phase-change materials for cooling
  • Automatic night-purge windows
  • Wavy concrete ceilings which provide thermal mass
  • Façade of louvres powered by photovoltaic cells that track the sun
  • Plants are used to filter the light

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