Taylor worked closely with the consultants and subcontractors to focus on ways to achieve the targeted 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built Rating. This included the addition of a hot water solar system, PV solar, upgrades to the acoustic treatments, changes to glass types for greater efficiency, selection of better materials and improvement to the mechanical and electrical efficiency of the site. In addition, careful planning and communication with zoo staff and traffic management was paramount. During construction the site had to ensure that dust and noise was not disturbing the live environment.
Overall, the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning was a rewarding opportunity for Taylor. The successful delivery of this facility hinges on the collaboration of the entire team, creating new ways of using science and education in an immersive learning environment for all users, both humans and animals.