CASE 7 DESIGNING TO ACHIEVE A SIXSTAR GREEN RATING LI A N T R A A L S U A IO N NAT RSIT Y E V I UN
The Frank Fenner Building, which houses the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, was designed and built to achieve a six star Green Star rating in both ‘design’ and ‘as built’. In order to achieve the impressive zero net kg production of CO2 per annum, a range of energy and water saving initiatives were incorporated into its design: • 80% of the demolition and construction waste was recycled • a 40kw solar photovoltaic array capable of generating over 65000 kWh a year, where excess is fed back into the grid • a hybrid air-conditioning unit • passive ventilation systems aided by a traffic light system and operable windows • high-grade insulation, including double-glazed windows
DIFFICULTY OF IMPLEMENTATION
• external shading • an external stairwell • rainwater collection tanks • a recycled black-water system • efficient plumbing
Published on Oct 9, 2014
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