The rating was announced at the Queensland launch of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s IS rating scheme in Brisbane on Monday 22 April 2013. The IS scheme is Australia’s only comprehensive method for evaluating the sustainability of the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure, which sets the best-practice benchmark for sustainability.
Tenix was awarded the ‘Excellent’ rating for their design of two sewage treatment plants for Whitsunday Regional Council. The design will see savings of more than 15,000 megawatt hours of electricity over the plants’ operational lives. It will also see the reduction of close to 4,800 tonnes of construction materials, while avoiding the emission of 15,400 tonnes of carbon over the life of the plants. The design will also greatly limit the amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus being released to the environment and reaching the Great Barrier Reef.
The company has now launched a new website devoted solely to this project, seeking to reach and educate more people about sustainable infrastructure and the benefits of the country’s first IS rated project.
http://www.tenix-whitsunday.com.au highlights the project’s successes to date, with the IS ‘excellent’ rating as the headliner. More benefits of the design can be viewed in full on the website, as well as information about the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, the IS rating scheme, and the importance of the scheme.
Following the success of the Whitsunday project, Tenix will continue to seek opportunities to implement sustainable infrastructure solutions that will benefit more areas in the country.
Tenix is a leading delivery partner to owners of gas, electricity, water, wastewater, heavy industrial and resource infrastructure across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We design, construct, operate, maintain and manage assets and systems to deliver optimal results for owners and their customers.
Our vision is to be the leading sustainable infrastructure solutions, services and delivery partner and we work collaboratively with our customers to achieve shared goals and sustainable outcomes.
We deliver through the skills and expertise of more than 2,300 specialists based across more than 70 offices, depots and operational sites. For more information about Tenix, please go to http://www.tenix.com