THE CBD’s Workzone Eastbuilding has become the first carbon neutral commercial building in the state.
Building owners RF Corval and Cundall got experts from property consulting giants Knight Frank to fine-tune the operations over the past fewyears to run as energy-efficiently as possible.
Changes in light schedules, adding sensor lighting, upgrading to LEDs, and keeping tight controls on air-cons helped keep the power bill down.
Knight Frank’s Janitha Kaushal said the changes“reduced greenhouse gas emissions from 535,355 kg CO2 in 2017 to 349,960kg CO2 in 2021”. The remaining juice usedwas offset by buying carbon credits from the UN which uses the funds for renewable energy projects.