Project photo by Peter Barnes
Located in the middle of the Adelaide CBD, U City has been designed for Uniting Communities...
...as a 20-storey, mixed-use development made up of offices, purpose-built accessible apartments for people living with a disability and retirement living apartments.
The project has the highest point scoring 6 Star Green Star Design rating in Adelaide, and is on-track for its 6 Star As-Built rating soon.
Uniting Communities is a carbon neutral organisation, certified under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). dsquared were appointed to provide independent sustainability advice to the U City project management team to best align the new building sustainable design features with their organisational commitment to carbon neutral operations.
Our role included carrying out a full life cycle analysis of all of the materials in the development; preparing a Social Return on Investment (SROI) study to consider the wider social impacts of the development; sustainable transport planning; and climate adaptation planning, to name a few.
Adelaide, South Australia
Environmentally Sustainable Design
Building Performance Simulation
Green Building Ratings