NS Group Secures their First International Project Management Award /

The City of Stirling’s Scarborough Beach Pool is WA’s first aquatic centre to be awarded the Green Building Council of Australia’s six-star Green Star Rating, representing world leadership in design & construction.

This represents a further accolade for the Scarborough Beach Pool project which has also achieved awards at a State, National and International level.

Awards include:

NS Group are proud to have led the development as Project Manager and Superintendent in close cooperation with the City of Stirling from early feasibility studies through to handover, achieving an amazing outcome for the City of Stirling and for the entire community to enjoy.

Having been originally briefed with no specific Green Star target, the project team identified the possibility of achieving five-star certification representing Australian Excellence.  After a further design review with the City of Stirling led by NS Group & Full Circle Design Services, this identified the possibility of a six-star rating.  This was embraced by the City of Stirling as it aligned with their emphasis for undertaking sustainable developments.

The completed project has a carbon footprint of just 40% of a traditional aquatic centre. This ground-breaking environmental efficiency has been achieved using;

  • Heating of the pool year-round via Geothermal Bores and a Heat-Rejection Air Conditioning System;
  • Geothermal heating of the office spaces and hot water system;
  • Rainwater harvesting for pool top up and filter cleaning;
  • Electric Vehicle charging point;
  • Operational building tuning to international standards; and
  • Natural ventilation to public changerooms and amenities.

Overall, the features are expected to reduce operational costs by more than $800,000 per annum and save more than 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year – enough to offset the emissions of driving around the world 400 times!

The Scarborough Beach Pool project clearly demonstrates inspiring team work and fulfillment of the NS Group’s purpose ‘to connect, empower and lead people to create great places’.

“The pool is loved by locals and people from across the state and it has steadily become an international tourist attraction, winning awards for its outstanding design and sustainability features,” Mayor Irwin said.

“We knew when we were building it that it had this potential, but to see that potential realised and how it has exceeded expectations across the board has been fantastic.”

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