Ecolibrium

 

September 2017

  

 

 

 

Redoubtable Thomas 
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A redevelopment in Sydney’s Macquarie Park has combined old and new mechanical services to breathe life into a 25-year-old a commercial office building. Sean McGowan reports on the transformation of 1 Thomas Holt Drive. 
The house wins 

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As well as 5 star Green Star and 5.5 star NABERS Energy ratings, the development of an 11-storey commercial office tower in Perth has achieved a Silver LEED rating at the request of its major tenant Shell. Sean McGowan reports on Shell House. 

Maker’s mark 

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Not only is the new Kingspan Insulation factory one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities of its kind, it’s also the first in Australia to seek out a Green Star rating. Matthew Dillon reports on the new space in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs.

Chilled-water systems – yesterday and tomorrow 

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The paper presents an overview of technical capacity engagement, encountered defects, intuative assessment, engineering validation tools and simple expressions of life-cycle modelling to prepare customers for their commitment to the future of their building’s chilled-water system. 

By Peter Phillips, F.AIRAH, M.ASHRAE