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Architectus

2019 Sustainability Awards finalist – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences announced as Official Finalist for the 2019 Sustainability Awards

Architectus are honoured that the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), University of Sydney is recognised for an award that considers outstanding achievements and developments within sustainable design.

Sustainability Awards 2019

The ambitious design achieves environmental sustainability through an integrated and innovative design principle of optimum solar orientation. An Australian first for high energy performance skins and insulated façade minimise solar heat gain and maximises daylight and views.

The building’s articulation and set-back of individual offices from the perimeter facade passively protects interior spaces from thermal heat-gain, minimising reliance on mechanical cooling. In addition, rooftop photovoltaic panels maximise the capture of solar energy for re-use within the building, and rainwater is also captured and recycled.

Find out more about the 2019 Sustainability Awards here.