FTF Group is proud to have supplied the international house in Australia which has recently been awarded the Development Excellence Award for Sustainable Development from Urban Taskforce Australia.
The project set a new benchmark for commercial building typologies, incorporating comprehensive and varied environmental sustainable design initiatives throughout. International House Sydney is a 6 Star Green Star building which incorporates FTF Group's X-Wing Radiant Passive Chilled Beams in place of conventional air conditioning to deliver indoor cooling while maintaining high thermal comfort levels on the commercial floor plates. X-Wing's 40% Radiant quotient not only helps to provide effective cooling to the commercial floors, but delivers an excellent indoor climate environment which is essential for employee wellbeing and performance.
The project also included roof-mounted photovoltaics designed for peak energy demand reduction; as well as engineered spruce timber and recycled ironbark reclaimed from the original wharves located on site. The architecture is designed and detailed to maximize the life of the timber, to be easily maintained, efficiently replaced and to be a long-term commercial asset.