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The two buildings are situated on Harbour Street in Sydney and are jointly owned by Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial and an institutional investor. The facility is valued at approximated $500 million, with a 13-year lease signed by the Commonwealth Bank on the site. The buildings are set to play host to 6200 staff with over 300 moving in every week.
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The six-star-rated green buildings aim to save 2500 tonnes of carbon emissions a year and to reduce water consumption by 90 per cent. They also play host to their own tri-generation power plant, rather than solar, as solar returns "little bang for buck", according to the bank. The building plays host to many different screens, which track the building's green energy management, via comparison charts looking at water and power used, as well as how many coffee cups are being recycled.