ISPT partners with ZEN Energy to power 14 sites with 100% renewable energy

Central Plaza to join 13 other ISPT assets to be powered by 100% renewable energy from 2025

Barracks at Metroplex one of many ISPT assets to help reduce over 14,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

19th Avenue Shopping Centre to benefit from 100% renewable energy from 2025.

ISPT today confirmed it will partner with ZEN Energy, Australia’s first 1.5° energy company, to power some of Queensland’s iconic shopping centres, along with other ISPT properties, with 100% renewable energy from 2025.

14 retail, office, and industrial sites, including Brisbane’s Central Plaza and Wintergarden shopping centre, will be supplied by clean energy from the Bluegrass Solar Farm in Chinchilla as part of the 6-year partnership.

The properties are located across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and, once the contract commences, ISPT’s carbon output will be reduced by 14,630 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is the equivalent of planting 241,908 seedlings every year and allowing them to grow for 10 years.

“Partnering with like-minded organisations who are committed to taking the necessary steps to limit global warming is what we do. ISPT is backed by some of Australia’s largest industry super funds, has a formidable ESG program and is on track to be carbon positive by 2025,” said Anthony Garnaut, CEO of ZEN Energy.

“We are pleased to be partnering with a quality energy retailer like ZEN Energy to supply renewable energy to our Queensland properties, building on similar power purchasing agreements that we have in place in Victoria, NSW and the ACT,” said Steven Peters, Chief Sustainability Officer, ISPT.

“When the agreement commences, 90% of the electricity needs across our entire portfolio will come from renewables – putting us close to achieving our goal of being 100% powered by renewables by 2025,” Steven Peters continued.

ISPT is committed to responsible investing to create long-term, sustainable value for the future, and has been carbon neutral across both their property and corporate operations since 2020, the first property company in Australia to reach this milestone. Switching their sites to 100% renewable electricity in order to reduce carbon emissions is a large part of that journey.

ZEN is looking forward to the opportunity to help deliver on this commitment as ISPT increases their use of renewable electricity for their base building services, as well as to supplying ISPT’s tenants with renewable energy.

The sites that will be powered by 100% renewable electricity include:

  • 155 Queen Street/Regent Theatre
  • 19th Avenue Shopping Centre
  • Barracks at Metroplex
  • Bracken Ridge Plaza
  • Caloundra Village
  • Central Plaza One
  • Coolum Village
  • Deeragun Village
  • Green Square North Tower
  • Mango Hill Market Place
  • Nundah Village
  • Silkstone Village
  • Thuringowa Village, and
  • Wintergarden Shopping Centre

Discover more about our ESG Strategy and progress towards our 2025 flag on the hill targets in our latest FY23 ESG Report.

For further information please contact:

Nicole Grove
General Manager, Communications
M: 0427 916 166


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