Sustainable Design

POWE Philosophy

POWE Architects aspire to minimise the impact their building designs have on the environment whilst also acknowledging the commercial realities of business and the internal responsibilities of the company.

Sustainable practices have been incorporated into our designs and specifications, as well as specifically assessed as part of green star accreditation for some of our projects. Our Quality Assurance Manual also includes policies directed toward constantly improving the company’s internal practices and minimising their impact on the environment.

Green Star Project

The 5,600m2 Stockland Northshore Retail Development was awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Retail Centre Design v1 Certified Rating. The centre was the first in Queensland and the third nationally to achieve this rating for ‘best practice’ in environmentally sustainable design.

POWE Architects worked closely with the contractor Baulderstone Queensland, and several consultants to ensure the sustainability focused approach was evident not just in the project itself, but also in the level of community involvement in terms of education and skill development. Allowing local trades the opportunity to understand their products, supply chains and methods in terms of environmentally sustainable practices.

The centre was also awarded a 4 Star Green Star Retail Centre As Built v1 Certified Rating. The first in Queensland and the second nationally to achieve this rating. (Baulderstone, 2012)

ESD features:

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Bio-retention ponds
  • Bike pod
  • Natural cooling
  • Energy efficient hot water and lights
MKT Square
Mintus
Retail
MKT Square
Sierra Nuvo
Skyring Asset Management
Residential
Sierra Nuvo
Deception Bay Childcare
Mintus
All, Education & Early Learning
Deception Bay Childcare
Coles Rochedale
Coles Group Property Developments
All, Retail
Coles Rochedale
Servico on Olsen
Empirica Developments
All, Service Centres
Servico on Olsen
Noosaville
Empirica Developments
All, Commercial
Noosaville
Coomera Service Centre
Empirica Developments
All, Service Centres
Coomera Service Centre
Buderim Gardens
Lend Lease
All, Mixed Use
Buderim Gardens
Buderim Retail Centre
Comiskey Group
Retail
Buderim Retail Centre
Eagleby Travel Centre
Capital Transactions
Service Centres
Eagleby Travel Centre
Redbank Plains Childcare
Capital Transactions
All, Education & Early Learning
Redbank Plains Childcare
Narangba Heights Retail
Oxmar Properties
All, Retail
Narangba Heights Retail
Coles Yarrabilba
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Yarrabilba
Coles Alderley
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Alderley
BoysTown Capalaba Office
BoysTown
All, Interiors
BoysTown Capalaba Office
Town Square Redbank Plains
Alceon + Capital Transactions JV
All, Retail
Town Square Redbank Plains
Beerwah Village
Village Fair Investments Pty Ltd
All, Retail
Beerwah Village
Sippy Downs
Coles Group Property Developments
All, Mixed Use, Retail
Sippy Downs
Sayers Street Apartments
SBW Property No.1 Pty Ltd
All, Interiors, Residential
Sayers Street Apartments
Springfield Lakes
VVV Pty Ltd
All, Past Projects
Springfield Lakes
Lakes Centre
Capital Transactions
All, Service Centres
Lakes Centre
Village Residences
Village Fair Investments Pty Ltd
All, Past Projects
Village Residences
Mr & Mrs G
Stockland
All
Mr & Mrs G
Carlisle 40
PGP Pty Ltd
All, Residential
Carlisle 40
Acciona Office Fitout
Acciona
All, Interiors
Acciona Office Fitout
Alderley Square Sales Suite
Alderley Village Pty Ltd
All, Interiors, Residential
Alderley Square Sales Suite
Berwick Street
All, Interiors
Berwick Street
BoysTown Milton
BoysTown
All, Interiors
BoysTown Milton
Fraser Heights
Francis White Constructions
Past Projects
Fraser Heights
Coles Ipswich
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Ipswich
Eagle Street Pier
Stockland
All, Commercial, Retail
Eagle Street Pier
Alderley Square
PCN Projects
All, Past Projects
Alderley Square
North Shore
Stockland
All, Retail
North Shore
BoysTown Parenting Centre
BoysTown
All, Commercial
BoysTown Parenting Centre
Horizon Retail Centre
Horizon Property Holdings
All, Retail
Horizon Retail Centre
Ausenco Centre
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
Ausenco Centre
Dialog House
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
Dialog House
601 Coronation drive
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
601 Coronation drive
The Esplanade
B & E McCallum
All, Interiors, Residential
The Esplanade
Nerang Offices
State Development Corporation
Past Projects
Nerang Offices
Milton Edge
Australand
All, Residential
Milton Edge
Runaway Lagoons
Australand
All, Interiors, Residential
Runaway Lagoons