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IMAS Building: more than just a building
The IMAS building was constructed to provide a contemporary new home for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. As significant work done by the building occupants (scientists/researchers and students) focuses on climate change and other environmental impacts from human activity, it was imperative that this 5-Star building must excel in energy and water efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, waste management, use of sustainable materials and interior flexibility.
1. The whole project team needs to be committed and ESD considerations included from project conception.
2. Knowledge and skills required to deliver a successful ESD project can be acquired and developed along the journey. An initial lack of full understanding should not be dissuasive.
3. Benefits of sustainable building are boundless.
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