Project Achievement

TOTAL of 10,343t CO2e SAVED

which is equivalent to

taking of 2700 cars off the road or planting almost 62,000 trees

62,000 trees planted

2,693 of cars off the road

Breakdown of life cycle emissions

over various categories

The LCA analysis highlighted that:

  • 22% were coming from energy use and 78% were materials related (embodied emissions)
  • 36% of life cycle emissions were coming from recurring impacts during the operation of the facility (maintenance, repairs, replacement etc.)
  • 22% of life cycle emissions were coming from energy used during the operation of the facility
  • 5% of life cycle emissions were coming from transport
  • 3% of life cycle emissions were coming from construction

Following strategies reduced

whole of life Co2 by 36%

  1. High efficiency LED lights for the car parking, bus interchange, station platform and station building (minimum 130 lumens per watt)
  2. High efficiency elevators
  3. Lower emissions concrete for pavements and precast walls (50% blast furnace slag with 50% recycled water)
  4. Value engineering to reduce the volume of concrete and steel
  5. Lower impact refrigerant gases for air conditioning systems (R32)
  6. High water efficiency fixtures such as toilets, taps and showers
  7. Lower intensity car park lighting for out of hours
  8. 44.5kW solar PV system

Rob Campbell from eTool said

 “Working on the Lakelands station project was a great experience. The design team were very engaged in the LCA process, and it was very inspiring to see the progress of the design from early concept through to construction. We were able to use our eToolLCD software to identify the carbon hot spots in the station and present strategies targeting them to the team early in the design process. All of our recommendations were considered by the team and some were implemented, which was very rewarding. We look forward to working with ADCO Constructions and Emerge Associates on future infrastructure projects”.

This assessment was conducted by Rob Campbell from eTool, and it has been peer reviewed by Rodrigo Pereira from eTool.