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The task Melbourne Metro Green Star, ISCA and sustainability planning

Action Sustainability was responsible for managing the sustainability strategy and sustainability response for the Melbourne Metro bid within the Continuum team. Developed the ISCA and Green Star strategy as well as inputting sustainability requirements across the design of the project. The project targeted ISCA excellent across the infrastructure product, and Green Star 5 star across 5 stations.

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    Action Sustainability was responsible for developing a number of sustainability initiatives for the Melbourne Metro. As part of the Continuum Team we played a major role for developing methodologies, strategies and responses to the client’s sustainability needs.

    More specifically Action Sustainability:

    • Developed a sustainability strategy showing how Melbourne Metro could achieve best practice during the different phases of the project.
    • Tailored an approach to reach an Excellent ISCA Infrastructure Sustainability rating.
    • Developed a custom methodology to achieve 5-star Green Star under the Design and As-Built custom Rail tool.
    • Generated design measures to address high and extreme risks to ensure the infrastructure, stations and precincts were resilient to the projected impacts of climate change over the assets’ design lives.
    • Proposed greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives during the different phases of the project.
    • Developed a methodology for reducing the use of different materials within the project.
    • Proposed an achievable water reduction target for the construction and operation phases.
    • Prepared a preliminary greenhouse gas emission model across the infrastructure lifecycle.

    The outcome

    All of the client’s sustainability requirements were met and in most cases exceeded. The Continuum team were happy to have chosen sustainability experts with years of experience as it not only gave them the best chances of being part of the project but also because it allowed them to experience uncomplicated and transparent collaboration.