Cygnet West wins gold water saving award for Perth office building

Water saving measures implemented at an office building managed by Cygnet West has been recognised by the State Government at the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Building Program.

Cygnet West’s Commercial Property Management and Facility Management divisions steered water saving plans that allowed for lower water consumption.

The office tower at 1 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, owned by GDI Property Group, won a Gold Award for demonstrating best practice water use in a commercial office building.

Patrick Carrascosa, Cygnet West’s Division Manager Facilities Management said the same building won a silver award last year under the same management. “With further enhancements made this year our team propelled the building to gold status”.

Jamie Tassicker, Cygnet West’s General Manager Commercial Property Management, said successful water conservation strategies involved working closely with building owners.

“We are delighted that the building has been recognised for this award, it shows that we are managing the asset in an optimum way and keeping water costs to tenants and the landlord to an absolute minimum,” Jamie said.

Cheryl Peterson Cygnet West’s Director Commercial Property Management said the award was an honour for the team to receive on behalf of the building’s owners and tenants.

“The award recognises the ongoing combined efforts between our Facility Managers, Property Management and of course tenants and the landlord of the building.”

A preventative maintenance schedule for all water using appliances was a key part of the annual plan to reduce water waste and improve efficiency in the East Perth office building.

The schedule included the installation of water saving fixtures, flow restrictions for bathroom taps and where possible, water saving controllers.

To achieve recognition as a Gold Waterwise Building, a building must have a minimum National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) office water rating of 4 star.

1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth