Wind back to 2010 and Grocon’s Pixel Building in Melbourne went beyond requirements of what was then the Building Code of Australia (now called the National Construction Code (NCC)).

Located on the former CUB Brewery site in Melbourne, the project scored 105 points for both Green Star and LEED and became Australia’s first carbon neutral office building as it generated its own energy and water. Developments like this, however, are the exception. Whilst premium stock often goes beyond NCC…