We understand the crucial role the construction industry has to play in addressing our global carbon crisis. With the global population on the rise and floor area set to increase by 100%, we must all strive to design and build ecologically friendly and energy-efficient buildings that will have a positive impact on our planet. We stand behind the World Green Building Council’s Global Commitment for Net Zero Carbon Buildings, and are committed to playing our part in this journey, to ensure a brighter outlook for future generations.
We strive to play our part to ensure a brighter future for all.
We conform to the 3-point green concrete capability as per the rigorous Australian standard for sustainable concrete.
In 2020, as part of our sustainability mission, we equipped our Port Melbourne site with 100KWH solar power system representing 35% of our electric power consumption.
Global Net Zero Carbon Buildings
In 2018 the World Green Building Council launched the Global Commitment for Net Zero Carbon Buildings, which challenged industry to get to net zero by 2030. Decarbonising the built environment will take leadership and engagement across all disciplines. We are committed to play our part in this journey as this will ensure a bright outlook for our future generations.
In the last two years we have transitioned 20% of our vehicle fleet to hybrid/ electric with more to come.
At Crema, we accept our responsibility to address climate change and resource depletion ad are committed to the challenge of reducing the carbon footprint of the buildings we create. Our in-house accredited professionals are experienced in design optioneering, and carry out in-depth testing at the beginning of each project to analyse both the embodied and operational carbon implications of different solutions. By targeting reduced carbon strategies early in the design and procurement process, we can then generate embodied carbon road maps and life cycle analysis to establish baselines and optimise targets.
Sustainability in action
Saint Moritz – 14-16 The Esplanade, St Kilda
This luxury apartment project in St Kilda was designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built performance certification to version 1.2. The project used a combination of sustainable building management practices, design initiatives, fixtures, systems, appliances, materials and finishes in order to attain the performance standard of Australian Excellence in environmental design.
This Build to Rent project was designed to bring a refined contemporary design to the neighbourhood whilst paying homage to one of Australia’s largest Victorian-era hardware firms, Briscoe & Company Limited. Our complex heritage façade retention strategy not only respected the site’s history but also lowered the embodied carbon by reducing materials requirements. The project was also designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built certification to version 1.2.
Aurora – 550 Spencer St, West Melbourne
This office tower project at 550 Spencer Street is an outstanding contribution to sustainability. It reduced operational carbon with an Australian first Avancis Skala Photovoltaic façade system, achieved a 5-star NABERS rating, a self-certified 5 Star Green Star, and overwhelmingly met the Property Council ‘B’ Grade Guidelines. The building also reduces embodied carbon through carbon-positive concrete and mineral practices.