Sunshine Plaza & Lendlease Retail are committed to delivering a sustainable future for all our stakeholders.
We recognise the legacy of our activities and we are accountable for what we take, what we create and what we leave behind.
Sunshine Plaza is continually working to reduce its impact on the local environment and contribute to the local economy and community. The centre is implementing a number of exciting initiatives as part of our commitment to sustainability, and has recently achieved a 5.0 star NABERS Energy rating and a 4.0 star NABERS Water rating.
We are currently working on the areas listed below.
Sunshine Plaza has a 2,710 panel / 1.1 megawatt solar power system that has enabled the centre to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 1,700 tonnes. In addition, the centre has recently completed an $11M air conditioning upgrade, which is an industry leading sustainable design resulting in a substantial reduction in the centres energy usage. Sunshine Plaza is also introducing energy efficient lighting throughout the carparks, which will result in $150,000 in savings over the next 3 years.
Did you know that Sunshine Plaza has 67 gully traps installed throughout the centre to prevent pollutants entering the surrounding waterways? Each year, 22 cubic metres of waste is diverted from waterways.
Sunshine Plaza has a 232,000 litre rainwater capture system, which feeds the centres garden bed drip line irrigation, as well as the newly developed western mall amenities. This is in addition to the installation of high-efficiency water fixtures and fittings.