Melbourne’s Reservoir metro station is set to be the first train station in Australia to be awarded a five-star sustainability rating.
The rating is based on factors including the stations construction, sustainability, liveability and productivity.
The internationally recognised rating system assess the design and construction of new buildings, with the Reservoir Station being awarded an ‘Australian Excellence’ distinction upon assessment.
The station has also been rewarded the highest rating awarded by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
The GBCA rating encourages the construction of infrastructure which is environmentally friendly, as well as increasingly liveable.
The station’s construction was completed in 2019, resulting in the replacement of the High Street crossing. The station features a new plaza and larger footpaths for pedestrians and cyclists alike.
Specific structural areas of the Reservoir Station which received praise included reductions in high level demands for electricity and water, as well as the use of eco-friendly construction materials such as steal and cement.
The Green Star as Built rating is set to be used to assess the sustainability and level of environmental friendliness in other major projects.