Aurora Place Sydney

An energy and digital solutions company has announced a new project to transform Aurora Place into a smart building. 

Located in Sydney’s CBD at 88 Phillip Street, Schneider Electric and GSTEC will partner to upgrade the building management system (BMS) of Aurora Place.

Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and completed in 2000, the premium office tower is known for its unusual geometric shape, echoing that of the Sydney Opera house. 

Overall the changes will drive sustainability, enhance the property’s smart building capabilities, incorporate connected services and an integrated system platform.

EcoStruxure Building Operation (EBO), the software offered by Schneider Electric, will be used to optimise building operations, positively impacting the property’s rating on the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS).

Schneider Electric Vice President, Digital Buildings Digital Energy Division, Louise Monger, said the project is a monumental achievement for Schneider Electric, as well as to the larger community and residents of Sydney.

“A product can only be as good as the project integrator and we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to digitally transform one of Sydney’s most highly regarded buildings with our legacy partner GSTEC, while maintaining the integrity and heart of Renzo Piano’s design,” Ms Monger said.

Global real estate services firm and building manager, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) engaged Sydney-based consultant, Intelle, to manage a competitive tender process for this major upgrade.

Operations Manager at GSTEC, Ian Sweeting, said, “We are thrilled to be selected by JLL and Intel to undertake this exciting project at Aurora Place. 

“We believe GSTEC’s capability, the Schneider’s partnership, together with the EBO product, provided a compelling solution offering to the client.

“As an EcoXpert partner for over a decade now, the alliance we hold with Schneider Electric has provided us with the back-end support to take on these major projects, while championing buildings of the future to give the customer, tenants and future generations confidence in the building’s longevity.”

The digital transformation of JLL’s Aurora Place is due to be unveiled in late 2022.

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