Sustainability

We make buildings greener

The impact of buildings on the environment is a popular topic of conversation at boardrooms across the country. It’s no longer an option to be sustainable, it’s an expectation. That’s why the companies serious about doing the best they can for the environment are turning to the WGE Sustainability team.

Our team of 15 people have been responsible for many outstanding environmentally sustainable projects including 1 McNab Avenue (Footscray), Wellington Central and the Affinity Village Clubhouse.

At WGE we aim to make buildings greener. We don’t see it as a ‘bolt on’. We see it as an integral consideration for every existing building and for every proposed construction project.

Five reasons to choose WGE Sustainability

  • We’re brilliant collaborators. We engage with all your stakeholders and project consultants early in the process. We push the envelope and engage everyone to ensure the project is sustainable from day one.
  • We’re technical but practical. We are used to dealing with complex projects that require sustainable low carbon solutions. We have the technical expertise along with the practical and simple answers required on your project.
  • We’re thought leaders. We’re doing our bit to drive industry development and support industry bodies such as the Green Building Council of Australia. We’re proud to be bringing our clients and competitors along on this journey with us. We know that what is good for the environment is good for everybody.
  • We’re experienced and knowledgeable. It’s more than just compliance. We know the local area and local authorities and what’s expected in terms of sustainability. This means we add-value to every project.
  • We treat our client’s money as our own. Our experience enables us to quickly weed out non-feasible solutions. We only pitch viable, cost effective options that give our clients the best outcomes.

Our advice to clients

There’s a lot of ‘green wash’ in the market so always question the advice that you’ve been given and test the assumptions. An inexperienced sustainability consultant can lead a project completely off track which could end up being extremely costly and not achieve your sustainability goals. We saved a client over $500,000 after a meeting we led that tested the assumptions made by an inexperienced consultant.

Prasanna Suraweera, Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

News & Articles

News July 05, 2017

WGE informs new training for managing underground assets

WGE is working with Engineering Education Australia (EEAUST) and Open Learning, on a new training module to inform the management of underground assets or subsurface utilities. Available through Open Learning in July 2017, the read more »

News October 16, 2017

WGE delivers 6 Star Green Star outcome for Bank of Melbourne

The flagship branch at 525 Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD is the first Victorian bank branch to achieve 6 Star rating. The result is a comfortable, efficient, productive and healthy space for customers read more »

News October 11, 2017

Tricks of the trade to deliver a better building

WGE’s Michael Ruescher recently spoke to the Property Council of Australia about the bespoke solutions developed for Blackburne’s Oracle apartment development in Perth. This story was originally published on the Property Council of Australia’s read more »

News October 03, 2017

ICT achievements recognised at BICSI Awards

WGE’s Melbourne-based Telecomms & ICT team have been recognised for their work at St John of God Hospital, Berwick. At the South Pacific round of the BICSI Awards, the team received the excellence award read more »