The ACT Government has set aspirational targets to reach net zero emissions by 2040.
There are many schools in Canberra that have high heat losses in winter.
This presents challenges when retrofitting reversible heat pumps, because the performance of heat pumps drops significantly during cold conditions.
For schools that are heated by gas-fired boilers, retrofitting electric heat pumps also requires expensive upgrades to the electrical infrastructure.
Other challenges include compliance with the NCC Section J requirements, which limit the use of direct electric heating, as well as noise and the additional space requirements for heat pumps.
The Hawker College project demonstrated that replacing chillers, usually idle in winter, with reversible heat pumps that produce heating hot-water circulated through the cooling coils in winter, presented an innovative and highly cost-effective solution for displacing around 80 per-cent of gas consumption.
Come along to see this leading design up-close and personal.
Hear from project champions Lasath Lecamwasam, F.AIRAH, and the ACT government’s A-Jay Banda, M.AIRAH, as they talk about future plans, technology changes, and the challenges and successes of the project.
The site visit will conclude with networking and refreshments, including plenty of time for more questions.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 5:15 PM Check in for a prompt 5:30 PM start
RSVP by:Tuesday, October 11
51 Murranji St,
Hawker ACT 2614
Cost: AIRAH members free, non-members $10.
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