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The revitalisation is targeting a minimum 5 Star Green Star rating with an aspiration to achieve a 6-star rating, a process that will involve ongoing consultation with Green Building Council of Australia.

Features of the environmentally sustainable design strategy

Using low carbon materials, recycled materials and timber as much as possible to reduce embodied emissions

Ensuring water efficiency and collecting and treating rainwater for museum's use

Maximising renewable energy generation on site to produce more energy than is consumed

Implementing a zero-waste strategy, including treating organic waste on site and recycling unavoidable waste

Optimising design to reduce the need for heating and cooling