Do you know HOW to manage green retrofitting?

Do you know HOW
to manage
green retrofitting?
• Could you implement an action plan for greening your
building portfolio?
Do you know how to assess your buildings’ energy
consumption and abatement potential?
Have you had a call from senior management asking what
you’re doing about sustainability?
Does your organisation have an environmental strategy
that you have to implement?
Have you considered the risks of ignoring sustainability?
Do you know how to manage tenants during a major
retro-greening project?
The Australian property industry faces a massive
challenge in greening its portfolio. To transform
existing buildings into energy efficient star rated
performers often requires major works, both back of
house and throughout the building’s occupied space.
For many of these buildings it will be a half life
refurbishment and a major re-lifing to reposition the
building in the market.
Importantly the majority of these projects will have to
be carried out while the building is at least part
occupied. This puts the building’s facility management
team into a position of fundamental importance,
managing the gap between the works contractors and
the operational requirements of the tenants, and the
compliance responsibilities of the owner.
Learning Objectives
This seminar is designed to equip facility managers
with the know-how and tools in order that they can:
Understand their role in the green retro-fitting process and where they can add value
Advocate for improved sustainability in buildings they manage
Be able to articulate their role in achieving green outcomes to others
Identify new skill requirements of themselves and their teams.
Key Topics
This seminar will provide important insights into the
green retrofitting process and the role of the facility
manager. It will explore the drivers for initiating the
process, the property and facility issues, the
preparation of a business case, the management of
the project and stakeholders, and the ongoing
operational and maintenance requirements to achieve
a successful green facility outcome.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What Differentiates this Seminar?
Seminar Approach
There are a growing number of training seminars,
conferences and workshops being given on the broad
topic of sustainability, for participants within the built
environment industry. What is the focus of this
seminar and how is it different from the others? This
This seminar will feature six highly experienced
presenters who have been directly involved in a green
retro-fit project. The seminar will go through the
process followed to upgrade a building to green
standards step-by-step. Each presenter will focus on
one step of the process and will present a real case
study to illustrate the issues faced at that stage of the
process. There will be a site tour of 111 Alinga Street
at the end of the seminar.
is designed specifically for facility managers and focuses on the role of facility management in achieving green buildings’ sustainability
will be given by professionals with
experience in retro-fitting existing buildings for high sustainable outcomes, as well as facility
management professionals with experience operating green buildings.
will outline the step-by-step process to take a building from standard operations to achieving green performance targets.
Setting the Scene
The Property Issues
Kick-Starting the Process
Developing a Business Case
Design, Installation, Commissioning and Tuning
Tenant and Stakeholder Management and
Case Studies
200 Victoria Street is a six-storey
office block located on the fringe of the
Melbourne CBD. Originally built in the
1970s, the building is set to undergo a
substantial refurbishment to reposition it
as Premium grade boutique office
accommodation. The ground floor will comprise retail
space, with levels one to six providing high quality office
The refurbished building will be designed to achieve 5
star ABGR and a 6 star Green Star rating. It will include
large efficient floorplates and good natural light, as well
as taking advantage of its positional advantages, such
as the opportunity for high exposure signage and
proximity to Queen Victoria market and Melbourne
530 Collins Street is a 38 floor Premium
grade office building ideally situated near
Melbourne’s rapidly growing Dockland’s
precinct, which has seen the city shift
increasingly to the west end. The building
was designed in the 1980s and completed
in 1991, well before sustainability ratings
were a consideration. The majority of the plant and
equipment is original with some major items now
approaching end of life. A strategic upgrade plan has
been developed which will not only see the replacement
of this hardware, it is also planned to achieve a
significant increase in the NABERS Energy rating.
530 Collins Street rates well considering the age and
complex nature of such a large office building, but in
order to meet forecast future tenant and investor
requirements, improved efficiencies are required. The
requirement to upgrade equipment, while
simultaneously improving energy and greenhouse
performance has created the need for a different
delivery mechanism to be used. Performance
contracting was chosen to ensure that the contractor
delivering the upgrade has a vested interest in the
technical performance of the project.
40 Albert Road, South Melbourne is a
1,200m2 five-storey office building built in
1987, which was regenerated during
2004-05 to world leading environmental
standards. Owned and headquartered by
the Szencorp group, 40 Albert Road is
probably Australia’s greenest building,
having achieved the highest possible rating in Australia’s
three largest green rating systems – Green Star,
NABERS Energy and NABERS Water. It was the first
office building to achieve the 6 star Green Star-Office
Design V.1 rating.
The emphasis of the project post-completion is on
accountability for results, with state-of-the-art monitoring
systems installed to ensure actual building performance
lives up to expectations. Szencorp has continued its
green leadership by taking steps to ensure that the
lessons from the project are shared. Steps include
running tours of the building features, establishing a
building website,, and making
building energy and water use monitoring data available
111 Alinga Street is a six storey
commercial building located within
the central business district of
Canberra. The building is
approximately 16,000 M2 NLA. It
was built in 1987 and comprises six
office levels (level one to six), a
combined office and retail level (mezzanine), a
combined office and retail level (ground floor) and two
car park levels (upper and lower basement). The
thermal plant room is located above level six, with four
air handling units located on each internal corner of
each floor.
The recent upgrades, started in January 2007 and now
mostly complete, took place in a fully occupied
building and included a new BMCS including plant and
VAV controls upgrades, new thermal plant including
chillers, boilers, pumps and associated equipment. The
lifts were upgraded as were all the bathrooms in the
building. There were also extensive foyer works
including creation of new basement lift lobbies, new
tiling to the colonnade and painting of the building
Chair: Bryon Price, AG Coombs
Bryon Price is an engineer with
notable experience in energy efficient
buildings. He is the Strategic
Development Director for the
A.G.Coombs Group of companies.
A.G.Coombs is an industry leader in
the specialist provision of
building services and in
upgrading and tuning existing
buildings for improved carbon
Bryon is an elected member of the Facility Management
Association of Australia’s Board of Directors with
portfolio responsibility for Innovation and Best Practice.
He also chairs FMA Australia’s Building Services Special
Interest Group.
Janet Boyd, Colliers International
Janet leads Colliers International ACT Real Estate Management team.
She is proving to be a valuable team
leader, having already streamlined
procedures and implemented new
policies, which have led to new
business within an already strong
portfolio. Janet has over 17 years
experience in the real estate
industry with proven ability in
residential, rural and commercial real
estate, in both the private
sector and public service. Janet
joined Colliers International (ACT) in
April 2008, prior to which she gained extensive
property experience with United Group Services, the
Defence Housing Authority and Elders Real Estate.
Some of Janet’s professional recognitions include:
• Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Award for
Excellence – Commended for outstanding
performance & contribution to the DHA.
• DHA Certificate of Reward & Recognition – Awarded
for streamlining procedures and improved revenue
• DHA Outstanding Customer Service Awards – 8
Awards over 7 years – In recognition of exceptional
customer service.
Bruce Precious, GPT Group
Bruce is the Sustainability
Manager-Office and Industrial/
Business Parks for The GPT Group.
Prior to joining GPT, Bruce was
involved in the green building
movement in his roles as National
Sales Manager for ECS Australia and
Associate Director– Energy
Efficiency for the Sustainable
Energy Development Authority
(SEDA - NSW). While at SEDA,
Bruce was involved in ground
breaking programs such as Energy
Smart Business, Energy Smart Government and the
world’s first building greenhouse rating scheme (now
NABERS Energy).
Gavin Gilchrist, Big Switch
Gavin is the Managing Director of
Big Switch Projects Pty Ltd, a
company he formed in 2000 to
help business deliver reduced
energy use and carbon footprints
through energy efficiency
upgrades. Prior to this he was
Program Manager for Energy Smart
Business for the NSW Sustainable Energy
Development Authority. He was also
responsible for the design, launch and
early implementation of the Australian
Building Greenhouse Rating scheme, the
world’s first scheme to directly benchmark office
buildings for their greenhouse gas emissions per
square metre per annum.
Tony Dorotic, Szencorp
Since joining the team at Energy
Conservation Systems (part of the
Szencorp group) in Victoria eight
years ago as the Victorian State
Manager, Tony has juggled many
roles within Energy Conservation
Systems, including Lighting Sales
Manager, Marketing Manager
and manager of the Szencorp
green building in South
Melbourne, Victoria. Recently appointed as National
Sales and Marketing Manager, Tony will be ensuring
that Energy Conservation Systems continues to deliver
innovative energy efficiency solutions across the
Tony’s solid trade background has seen him apply his
knowledge to the area of energy conservation through
effective lighting controls. He has worked on the design
and project management of some of Australia’s largest
sporting stadium lighting controls as well as landmark
commercial buildings. At Energy Conservation
Systems he has managed the design, delivery and
monitoring of a vast number of projects reducing
thousands of tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas
Andrew Oldfield, Brookfield Multiplex Services
Andrew Oldfield is a
Manager with
Brookfield Multiplex Services. Andrew has worked in
various roles from technical to property management
and is a member of the team involved in the recent
upgrades and ongoing management of 111 Alinga
Street, a seven storey office building in Canberra city.
The base building has been transformed from a fairly
typical building of around three stars to five stars on
the back of the capital upgrades and onsite
management initiatives.
Duration Time
Setting the Scene
• Introduction to seminar
• The rationale for green retrofitting
• Who is greening their buildings - the green
• Overview of the design and rating tools
• Features of upgraded buildings
• Benefits of green buildings
Bryon Price, A.G.Coombs
30 mins
10.00am to
• Participants to identify their expectations for
the day’s seminar.
Bryon Price, A.G. Coombs
10 mins
10.30am to
The Property Issues
Janet Boyd, Colliers
30 mins
10.40am to
Top 5
• Participants to distil top 5 reasons to go
Bryon Price & Janet Boyd
10 mins
11.10am to
20 mins
11.20am to
Recent tenant survey results
What tenants look for – market drivers
Changing tenant expectations
Asset repositioning
Market issues
Morning Tea
Kick-Starting the
• Goal and ambition setting for projects
• Outline case study of 530 Collins including achievements
• Set strategic direction
• Identify problems/opportunities
• Build financial case
• Conduct review of building
Bruce Precious, GPT Group
Including case study of 530
Collins St
45 mins
11.40am to
Top 5
• Participants to distil top 5 important steps.
Bryon Price & Bruce Precious
10 mins
12.25pm to
Developing a
Business Case
• Overview of what to include
• Outline which players will provide the
necessary information
• Different ways that the case could be
• Outline FM input to business case
• Presenting the business case to decision
Gavin Gilchrist, Big Switch
45 mins
12.35pm to
Top 5
• Participants to distil top 5 elements of a
business case.
Bryon Price & Gavin Gilchrist
10 mins
1.20pm to
45 mins
1.30pm to
Upgrade and Design
Process, Installation,
Commissioning and
• Outline case study of 40 Albert Rd, including
• Overview of process for designing and
choosing upgrades
• FM involvement in design – benefits
• Commissioning processes
• Tuning and monitoring for performance
• Possible issues/problems that may arise
Tony Dorotic, Szencorp
Including case study of 40
Albert Rd
45 mins
2.15pm to
Top 5
• Participants to distil top 5 pitfalls to avoid.
Bryon Price & Tony Dorotic
10 mins
3.00pm to
Tenant and
Management and
• Case study – 111 Alinga St
• Communicating with tenants; strategies,
goals and issues
• Educating tenants about the new buildingmanaging change
• Managing tenant satisfaction
• Monitoring and managing contractors
Andrew Oldfield, Brookfield
30 mins
3.10pm to
Top 5
• Participants to distil top 5 messages to
Bryon Price & Andrew Oldfield
10 mins
3.40pm to
Panel discussion
• Revisit expectations and issues that
have arisen – did we meet expectations, have
we answered questions?
20 mins
3.50pm to
Site Tour
• 111 Alinga St, Canberra
Andrew Oldfield, Brookfield
Multiplex Services
50 mins
4.10pm to
Do you know HOW to manage
green retrofitting?
Date and Venue
To Register
Date: Thursday 13 August 2009
Registration: 9.30am–10.00am
Seminar & site visit: 10.00am–5.00pm
To register simply complete this form and fax to
03 9640 0374. For more information please call Carly
Jenkins on 03 8641 6603 or email [email protected]
Venue: Cliftons Canberra
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