USQ EDGY building now has 6 Star Green Star rating

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16 December 2016
Photo courtesy of MODE Design.

Award-winning USQ EDGY building has been awarded an 6 Star Green Star rating for Education As Built. This state of the art building at the Springfield campus of the University of Southern Queensland features several of SUPAWOOD’s products.

Throughout the designing and building of this facility, the incorporation of sustainable building materials was a priority for both MODE Design and Badge Group, their aim being to reach the highest possible green rating.

SUPAWOOD slatted ceiling tiles, decorative panels and acoustic slotted panels were chosen for the ceiling linings because their finish could be matched perfectly to achieve the look wanted plus they also addressed all the required green credentials.

On the ceiling of the open double storey foyer, SUPATILE SLAT slatted ceiling tiles have been used as a perimeter around a central circular feature. These enable full accessibility into the ceiling cavity.

The circular feature is constructed of SUPALINE decorative and SUPACOUSTIC acoustic panels set in an upstand. The acoustic panels reduce sound reverberation from the 3-sided video display unit suspended below them.

These three products have been matched with the same low VOC Tasmanian Oak concept veneer finish. All have a low formaldehyde emissions MDF substrate made from PEFC certified timber plus they all meet Fire Group 1 rating.

SUPALINE and SUPACOUSTIC panels with the same attributes are used in the lecture theatre where they are cleverly angled to fit between concrete beams and dull noise reverberation from the concrete ceiling.

This building highlights the University’s commitment to managing their environmental footprint. As well as the 6 Star Green Star rating, previously it achieved 5 Stars for Education Design. Badge Group were recently awarded the MBQ 2016 Construction Award for Education Facilities over $20m.

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