Barangaroo has been independently certified as Carbon Neutral for the third year running! Awarded by the Commonwealth Government through their Climate Active program, Barangaroo remains the only certified Carbon Neutral precinct in Australia. Since the first building was occupied in 2015, the precinct has achieved carbon neutrality for all operational carbon emissions by avoiding, reducing and offsetting.
Infrastructure NSW and Lendlease have been implementing sustainability initiatives to avoid and reduce Barangaroo’s carbon emissions since 2009. Some examples of these initiatives include:
As part of achieving a certified carbon neutral outcome, Barangaroo has adopted a best practice approach to carbon offsetting. In 2021, 100% of electricity usage was offset with Renewable Energy Certificates generated by NSW-based facilities. All residual emissions were locally offset by supporting NSW-based Human Induced Regeneration Projects. These projects work with landholders to regenerate and protect native vegetation.
Barangaroo’s Carbon Neutral certification reinforces Barangaroo’s status as a world-class example of sustainability and climate positive design, setting a new standard in urban renewal.