Environmental Sustainability

Donald Cant Watts Corke employs a numbers
of initiatives to ensure environmental needs are addressed on every project.


Donald Cant Watts Corke is committed to ensuring environmental sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do.

We have played a significant role in cost management of the first environmentally sustainable buildings in Australia:

  • We completed the 60L Green Building development - an ESD office building for the Australian Conservation Foundation, which won the Premier’s Business Sustainability Award.
  • We provided cost management services on the City of Melbourne’s Council House Redevelopment (CH 2) - a $70M
    6 Star Green Star ESD office facility.
  • We provided cost management for the Economics and Commerce building for The University of Melbourne, which achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating on the new Educational Green Star rating tool.
  • The Monash University New Horizons building which whilst budgeted for a 5 Star as Built rating achieved a 6 Star rating as built upon completion.
  • We also acted as Independent Certifiers & Reviewer of the 6 Star Green Star ANZ Docklands Head Offices, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and were the quantity surveyors for the Box Hill Hospital Arnold Street Building, which achieved a 4 star rating.

All of these projects mentioned have been designed for minimal environmental impact in terms of material
and energy use.

Throughout the course of a project, we employ a number of Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) initiatives: