QV1 continues to build upon its industry-leading sustainability record, having achieved more than 70t Co2 savings – the equivalent emissions produced by driving 420,000km in a diesel car – through its involvement in GreenChair.
Over the past 12 months, QV1 has engaged with GreenChair – an innovative furniture repurposing solution – to transfer almost 1,000 commercial furniture items from old office fitouts across the 43-storey tower, to NFPs, charities and community groups. This represents 19,800kg of furniture saved from landfill – equating to an indicative saving of over $500,000 to charities.
QV1 Building Engineer Joe D’Alessandro said the initiative reaffirmed QV1’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
“Introducing the repurposing of furniture into the QV1 Fitout & Makegood Guidelines has greatly assisted non-for-profit organisations and charities, but also substantially reduced our waste to landfill. To achieve this, we recognise the amazing work Greenchair is doing in this space and the overall collaboration from the QV1 Management Team, CBRE Project Management Team, our Fitout contractors (Dawn Projects & CDI) and the onsite QV1 Security Team to execute.”
Run by Bateup Consulting, the GreenChair program repurposes commercial furniture that has been traditionally sent to waste and landfill following renovation, relocation and demolition of commercial offices and premises. The program is available to confirmed NFP, charities and community groups who register their interest in collecting commercial office furniture. Businesses can also register to list the furniture that will be obsolete through upcoming renovation projects.
Learn more about the GreenChair solution here. bateupconsulting.com.au/green-chair