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Case Study

Green initiatives saved TIAA-CREF over $300,000 in over three years (Melbourne)

AXA-- Docklands
Melbourne, Australia


  • Following a relocation to a build-to-suit leased facility, create a more open, flexible and productive environment for employees
  • Maximize the footprint of the 10-story, campus-type building


  • After selling AXA's previous location for them, act as Project Manager for an extensive fit-out
  • Use two separate contractors for base building and fit-out, to speed up the process and employ specialists
  • Weekly meetings of all stakeholders to assure clear understanding and teamwork
  • Sustainable features including:
    • Natural daylight for 70 percent of offices
    • Waterless urinals
    • 90 percent recycling of construction waste
    • User-adjustable workstations with monitor stands


  • The project was delivered 5 percent under budget
  • We negotiated an average 15 percent savings on procured items, often with an increase of scope or quality
  • The facility has or is on track to receive:
    • 5-Star Green Star Design Rating
    • 4-Star Green Star As-Built (fitout) Rating
    • 4.5 Star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating
    • Award of Merit from the Docklands precinct