Stockland recognises that it has a significant role in the development of sustainable communities of the future. For us, sustainability is about ensuring we leave the communities where we operate, and the environment that they enjoy, in great shape for future generations. We approach this by bringing the voice of our stakeholders into how we work and how we deliver sustainable shopping centres which operate efficiently and minimise the impact on the environment.

Earth Hour

Each year in March Stockland Rockhampton participates in Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative which asks businesses and households to turn off their lights for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm as a symbol of commitment to a sustainable future.

Stockland Rockhampton participates in Earth Hour by turning off pylon signage at the front of the centre and keeping under cover parking lighting and other lighting through out the centre to a minimum.

Earth Hour began in 2007 as a simple idea to raise awareness of climate change. Since then it has become a global success with almost 2000 Australian businesses participating.


Stockland Sustainability

We have a strong commitment to managing and benchmarking our performance and use of environmental rating tools across our assets and developments. So much so that it has become the way we develop all of our Commercial Property assets. We require all our shopping centre developments to achieve a minimum of 4 stars certification for 'Design' and 'As Built' ratings.

We currently have the highest number of Green Star rated shopping centres in Australia. In FY09 we business committed to a 20 per centre reduction in energy and carbon intensity in Commercial Property by FY14. We continue to deliver energy efficiency through a strong focus on management.

We have achieved a 23 per centre improvement to date against FY09 levels across Commercial Property and exceeded our FY14 target. Energy efficiency reduced by 16 per cent and carbon intensity levels reduced by 17 per cent.

Over the past year focus areas have included:

  • Alternative energy – implementing solar PV installations to include clean, renewable energy as a proportion of energy consumed across our portfolio.
  • LED lighting – implementing new energy efficient LED technologies in shopping centres where we are upgrading lighting as part of rolling capital improvement programs.
  • Sub-metering installations – implementing intelligent sub metering systems across the portfolio for energy performance monitoring and analysis and upgrades to Building Management Systems.
  • Air-conditioning upgrades and fine tuning programs to replace older energy intensive plant with high efficiency equipment and to optimise energy performance in operation.

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