The Breathe team worked tirelessly to ensure exceptional sustainability outcomes for Ona Coffee Melbourne. Last week, the project received a commendation in the Sustainability category at this year's Victorian Architecture Awards!
The big move for Ona Coffee was to go completely carbon neutral in operations – no gas. Built by the incredible team at Never Stop Group, sustainability features include being 100% electric, using induction cooktops and 20kW solar on the re-insulated roof with remaining energy requirements provided by 100% GreenPower. A rigorous carbon audit was undertaken to offset any greenhouse gas emissions. 5000 litre rain water tanks, organics waste streams, natural light and ample bike parking were incorporated into the design.
The design represents the ethical ethos of Ona’s mission: to work with farmers from around the world ensuring a fair trade strategy that sees farmers valued, treated with respect and future livelihoods protected. Congratulations Ona!