The International Towers Sydney (ITS) Tower Two at Lendlease's Barangaroo South development achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design & As-Built certification in 2017. NABERS Energy and Water ratings were undertaken for Tower Two of ITS in 2017 and other assets at ITS will be rated as they meet the eligibility criteria of the NABERS rating program in 2018 and 2019.
In March 2018, International Towers Sydney (ITS) Towers One, Two and Three were the first in the world to ever be awarded WELL Certification for Core & Shell at the Platinum level, the highest certification available from International WELL Building Institute under its WELL Building Standard (WELL). In addition, Lendlease’s global headquarters, Tower Three International Towers, has also achieved a Platinum rating for its office fitout. This is the first WELL New & Existing Interiors Project Type to be awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level in Australia, and the largest globally.
APPF Commercial achieved a 6 Star Green Star Performance portfolio certification for 10 of its assets, becoming the first portfolio of buildings in Australia to achieve this outcome. Green Star Performance is an Australian-based rating framework developed by the Green Building Council of Australia that assesses the operational performance of buildings across nine impact categories. Lendlease's Australian shopping centre funds (APPF Retail, Lendlease Sub-regional Retail Fund) maintained their Green Star Performance portfolio certifications.
NABERS and Green Star Performance certifications are undertaken annually to maintain continued certifications.
Lendlease's focus on Green Mark in Singapore: Parkway Parade, 313@Somerset and JEM maintained their Platinum certifications. Setia City Mall in Malaysia maintained its Silver Green Building Index certification.
In addition to the local rating schemes noted above, it is important to note that all LLIM's internally managed property funds participate in the GRESB Real Estate assessment on an annual basis. In 2017, several funds in Lendlease's Investment Management business were recognised as global leaders in responsible property investment by GRESB. Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial) was ranked first of all 823 global GRESB Real Estate Assessment respondents (850 when including the 27 Developer Assessment respondents).
Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust (LLITST) and Lendlease One International Towers Sydney Trust (LLOITST) were ranked equal first from 27 global respondents in the GRESB Developer Assessment category.
APPF Industrial was ranked first in the Oceania private unlisted industrial fund category.
Australian Prime Property Fund Retail (APPF Retail) was ranked second in the Oceania private retail fund category with the Lendlease Sub-Regional Retail Fund (LLSRF) ranked third.
Lendlease's Asia Retail Investment Fund's 1 and 3 (ARIF 1, ARIF 3) achieved a first and third GRESB Assessment rank respectively for the Asia region.