MELBOURNE, Australia - May 27,
2009 - NetApp will host an event tonight to celebrate its
new Melbourne premises, where the Premier of Victoria, the
Honourable John Brumby, and the Minister for Information and
Communication Technology, the Honourable John Lenders, will be
officially opening the new office.
The new NetApp office is located at 550
Bourke St, Melbourne, a new building known for its fully integrated
approach to sustainability initiatives, commencing at building
design, continuing through construction and operation of the
Peter O'Connor, Area Vice President for
NetApp Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are very proud to have
the company of the Premier and The Minister to officially open our
office this evening. Their attendance is testament to the
importance of the technology sector to the local economy, and the
significance of a strong environmental strategy.
"At NetApp, we share in the global
responsibility for protecting and preserving our environment today
and for future generations by not only creating energy efficient
products, but also by practicing good environmental
"This includes working with customers to
create energy-efficient data centres; implementing reduce, reuse,
recycle programs within our own offices, running energy-management
programs throughout all our facilities worldwide to manage power
consumption, and options for employees to reduce their travel
emissions through telecommuting.
"Choosing 550 Bourke Street as the location
for our Melbourne office was the obvious choice when we needed new
premises for our Melbourne operation. It allows us to focus on
providing an outstanding experience for our customers, whilst
maintaining our strong commitment to sustainability."
The building has a 4.5 "Australian Building
Greenhouse Rating" (ABGR) energy rating, which promotes low-energy
consumption through highly efficient air conditioning, lighting and
lift control systems. The double-glazed facade and special window
design control heat loads and encourage natural light to penetrate
The building has also been designed to
achieve a 5 star rating in accordance with the Office Design Rating
Tool from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The high ratings for both ABGR and Green Star
are achieved by incorporating the following key components:
- Low energy demand through use of low energy consuming systems,
including a Variable Air Volume air conditioning system
incorporating economiser cycles, night purge, optimised scheduling,
efficient chilled water vessels and high efficiency Variable Speed
- Efficient T5 office lighting, automatic light level control,
multiple zone switching and motion detection.
- High standards in Indoor Environment Quality
- Minimum 3A rated water fixtures and fittings used throughout
Blackwater recycling plant producing a class "A" effluent for
recycling back into toilet flushing and irrigation.
- In accordance with Green Star requirements, the use of recycled
materials during construction, including the sole use of post
consumer re use timber or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Victorian Government media release on
this event can be found here:
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