The Global Change Institute at the University at Queensland (UQ) is piloting a number of innovative sustainable solutions in its quest for 6 star Green Star Education Design and As-Built ratings and its aim to operate as a carbon neutral, net zero energy working and learning environment.

Designed by HASSELL in collaboration with an engineering team which includes Bligh Tanner, Arup and Medland Metropolis, the Global Change Institute is one of the first buildings to be registered for The Living Building Challenge and will consume 30 per cent the energy of the Green Building Council of Australia…