Sustainability guidelines for commercial office and retail fitouts

This project involved the development of general standards and criteria for achieving sustainability outcomes in the bank’s new commercial office fit-outs for their local and overseas operations. A comprehensive and technical review of the environmental principles, effective practices and concepts featured in the rating systems – Green Star and NABERS (Australia), LEED (US), BREEAM (UK) and BCA Green Mark (Singapore) was undertaken to define the attributes of a sustainable commercial workplace fit-out and provide definitive criteria for evaluation of its performance from a ‘tenant space’ perspective. 

Project dates



Major Australian Bank (2013)

Key people

Researchers: Dr Mary Myla Andamon, Mr Andrew Carre, Dr James PC Wong

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer