30 The Bond

30 The Bond exterior
30 The Bond exterior. Credit: https://ptw.com.au/project/30-the-bond

30 The Bond in Sydney is a sustainable commercial building that was the first CBD building in Australia to be accredited 5 stars under the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating.

In May 2007, the building’s official greenhouse result is over 20% better than the 5 star benchmark and about 30% better than the next best certified building in Sydney.

The building is the global headquarters of Lend Lease.

Location30-34 Hickson Road, Millers Point, Sydney
TypeCommercial building
Building sizeLarge
30 The Bond inside
30 The Bond inside

Summary of features

  • Australia’s first widespread application of passive chilled beam technology to assist in energy reduction. Cundall as pioneers of chilled beam technology in the UK, were engaged as mechanical peer reviewers to refine the design.
  • Natural finishes such as bamboo, wool, sisal, goat hair, linen, cotton, and leather all contribute to the health of the environment.
  • Contemporary design, mixed with some recycled classics
  • Child care centre on the ground floor.
  • Open workspaces, pods projecting into the atrium for communal spaces and a chill/meet zone on the western perimeter.
  • 5 star energy rating with lower CO2 emissions than a typical office building. This has been achieved through the use of natural ventilation, passive chilled beam cooling and fully operable shading on the facades.
  • Roof top garden with drought resistant plants
  • Materials used reflect the local environment and maritime heritage with oxidised steel, recycled wharf timbers and patinated copper.

30 The Bond roof
30 The Bond roof. Source: www.wsud.org

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