Global specialist in energy management Schneider Electric has relocated its Melbourne office to a new energy smart facility south-east of the city at Ferntree Business Park, Notting Hill.
The office consolidates nine Schneider Electric sites across Melbourne and will be the home for 380 employees encompassing Schneider Electric’s energy, buildings, industry, IT, ECS and Clipsal Partner businesses. Schneider Electric is occupying the lion’s share of the building; three levels covering 5,465sq m of office space and 400sq m in warehousing.
Construction of the new building commenced in early 2012. The $36 million building has already received 5-Star Green Star Design Certification by the Green Building Council of Australia and is targeting a 5-Star NABERS Energy and 5-Star Green Star As Built ratings. When accredited, the Schneider Electric office will be one of the most sustainable commercial office buildings in the Melbourne suburban commercial market.
With an open plan, the new building has customised labs, programming areas and staging rooms. The new development incorporates sustainable features such as high performance double glazing, recycled materials, extensive sun shading, rainwater harvesting, chilled beam air-conditioning system, energy efficient lighting with daylight harvesting.
Schneider Electric Pacific Zone managing director Stephen Coop said, “We are one business and we can now demonstrate that to our Melbourne based customers with our new office.”
“We are walking the walk and we look forward to showing our customers how an integrated office space can maximise energy savings for their customers.”