Once a novelty, green walls have become a widely used architectural treatment, particularly in areas with warm climates. However, as green walls proliferate, significant challenges remain in ensuring their contribution to a building’s overall sustainability. Many green walls are often criticized for “greenwashing” – giving the appearance of being environmentally friendly, but not actually offering concrete environmental benefits. This session will focus on the positive benefits that green walls offer, exploring how they can (and should) be designed to overcome “greenwashing.” With a green wall that reduces energy consumption and traps carbon dioxide, One Central Park is an excellent setting for this conversation. Following a series of presentations aimed at identifying the positive benefits of green walls and the best implementation practices, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the building, viewing the green walls up-close and observing its famed “heliostat” in action.

Venue: One Central Park
Capacity: 30 Delegates

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Wednesday 1 November Schedule:

Morning Program Afternoon
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee 2:00 pm
8:55 am Welcome 2:25 pm
9:00 am Presentation 1 2:30 pm
9:20 am Presentation 2 2:50 pm
9:40 am Presentation 3 3:10 pm
10:00 am Q&A 3:30 pm
10:15 am Coffee Break 3:45 pm
10:45 am Tour of One Central Park 4:15 pm
12:00 pm Delegates depart 5:30 pm


About This Program Location

One Central Park

About One Central Park

One Central Park (OCP) is an innovative and environmentally ambitious landmark project within the redevelopment of the Carlton & United Brewery site near Central Station in Sydney. The overall planning intent is to adhere to the highest standards of sustainable residential design under the Australian Green Star rating system and support the vision of an environmentally responsible future for the city.

In order to make the two towers of OCP visibly greener than is normally perceivable in Green Star developments, the design takes a broader approach to carbon-conscious design. With the help of two unusual technologies - hydroponics and heliostats - plants are grown all around the building to provide organic shading, and direct sunlight is harvested all year long for heating and lighting.… Read More

For more data, news, research papers, videos and the companies involved in this project, visit The Skyscraper Center.

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