460 Collins Street


460 Collins StreetA new highly efficient PowerPax chiller was installed to replace the existing chiller to reduce energy use. A new controls system was installed to integrate with the new chiller and controllers were fitted to existing VAV boxes and air-handling units to reduce energy consumption from the air conditioning system.

The retrofit of this 1930s art deco building was the first environmental upgrade agreement signed under the City of Melbourne’s 1200 Building Program.

Fast Facts

Building owner Varga Brothers
Building address 460 Collins Street,Melbourne
Head contractor PJM Engineering
Consulting engineer Elms Consulting Engineers
Project value $400,000
Year of construction 1939
Gross floor area (GFA) 7368m2
Net lettable area (NLA) 3689m2
Number of floors 10
Building use Office and retail
Number of tenants 17

Annual savings

  • $11,000 in energy bills
  • 170 tonnes of CO2-e

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