Setting a new benchmark in defit sustainability at MLC Centre

Whilst striping out and making good of a 420m2 tenancy at the MLC Centre, Dexus, GPT and National Projects & Maintenance (NPM) has set a new benchmark achieving an overall waste diversion rate of 91.6%.

The report prepared by better building partnerships (BBP) outlines the result which exceeds the minimum resource recovery target of 60% set out by BBP and aligns with Dexus’s target of 80% diversion from landfill for de-fit projects by 2020.

Currently, an average of just 21% of fitout waste across Sydney is diverted from landfill.

Dexus & GPT are committed to leading best practice in sustainability and in 2018 was recognised as having the most sustainable listed office portfolio in Australia by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). NPM  has an environmental accreditation ISO 14001. Both organisations have adopted the BBP strip-out waste guidelines to assist their efforts in reducing waste from ending up in landfill and decreasing emissions harmful to the environment.

Almost all the of timber (1.1 tonnes of 1.5 tonnes), metals (0.48 tonnes of 0.58 tonnes), e-waste (0.20 tonnes of 0.23 tonnes) and plasterboard (2.44 tonnes of 2.66 tonnes) were recycled in this project.

All ceiling tiles (1.2 tonnes of 1.2 tonnes), carpet (0.67 tonnes of 0.67 tonnes) and furniture (1.8 tonnes of 1.9 tonnes) were reused.

Below is a summary of the resource recovery outcomes of the project, collating data from the inventory stage through to the contracting and reporting of material diversion.

NPM Defit landfill diversion and sustainability chart