Press release: Kogarah Town Square: Winner of 11 design and planning awards for sustainability and environmental efficiency

Press release: Kogarah Town Square: Winner of 11 design and planning awards for sustainability and environmental efficiency

19.07.04

“Kogarah Town Square shows the benefits of integrating environmental principles into the initial design process, providing architectural forms and living/working spaces that are in harmony with the environment.

Imagine every new apartment building and house generating its own electricity via new solar technology, and reducing its mains water supply consumption by over 40 percent… this is the potential demonstrated by the Kogarah Town Square development, designed by Australian architects Allen Jack+Cottier.

In an Australian first, each of the three 6-8-storey buildings in the Kogarah Town Square project has its entire roof covered in light sensitive modules. The solar panels provide power to the public and retail spaces, with the excess power going into the grid with a rebate for the development’s residents. A peak 160kW of solar power is generated, with a saving of 143 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.