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COLORBOND® steel in sustainable building

The buildings of tomorrow

The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre in North Wollongong makes a bold statement about material choice and conceptual design, while achieving the Illawarra’s first six-star Green Star Building rating. It is also the first building in Australia to be accredited under the Living Building Challenge.

The design takes into account the coastal and bush surroundings, while using a selection of materials – including recycled bricks, insulated steel panels and steel railway tracks – to create an aesthetic and unique character. The project was unified by the use of COLORBOND® steel, which is durable and resilient – like the natural environment.

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is available for COLORBOND® steel which identifies the environmental impact of the product over its lifecycle. Please visit to get the latest copy of this document. Visit or call 1800 753 658 to find out more information about specifying and building with BlueScope products.

Photo credits: Architect: Cox Richardson Architects. Project: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre. Location: Fairy Meadow, New South Wales.