Ausgrid Learning CentreDecorLux
The new Learning Centre facility for Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) provides a high quality and efficient educational environment for apprentices and staff. The Centre caters for a variety of training, administration and corporate activities and has been designed to reflect the aspirations of Ausgrid to create a landmark, environmentally sustainable facility.
The overall built form consists of four interconnected pavilion style buildings arranged to create a series of significant internal and external courtyard spaces for both training and recreational uses.
DEM Architects specified DecorLux Max extensively throughout the building to create an acoustically controlled learning and researching environment that also allowed uninterrupted functionality of the in-slab ducted cooling system. These factors contribute to the high indoor environment quality (IEQ), as well as the contemporary design of the space.
The project is the first in Australia to be awarded both a 6 Star Green Star - Education Design v1 certified rating and a 6 Star Green Star - Education As Built v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, which represents "World Leadership" in environmentally sustainable design.
Overall, the facility achieved an interior FSC ® (FSC-C118724) , reused and recycled timber content of 99%. The Ausgrid Learning Centre is yet another project where Decor products have helped create a high rating Green Star outcome.