ANU Jaegar 8 Building
|Location:||Australia - Canberra|
- 2,276 sqm gross floor area
- 5 Star Energy Rating
- Ecologically sustainable design controls
- Mechanical heating and cooling range 20C – 26C
- Individual temperature control within each office space
Designed to achieve a 5-star energy rating, Benmax successfully delivered the ecologically sustainable development for the ANU Research School of Earth Science in 2011.
The building’s innovative ecologically sustainable design controls the internal temperatures by a hierarchy of measures with the least energy using measures utilised first. These measures include: night pre-cooling of fabric/structure by ventilation, natural ventilation, forced ventilation (economy cycle), use of natural cooling effect stored in water tank (night cooling of water by ambient air) and use of mechanical cooling effect stored in water tank (night operation of chiller thus high COP).
Ventilation air is separately ducted to each occupied space allowing certainty and adjustability to suit changing occupation patterns. Ventilation air is a mixture of fresh air and gas phase air cleaner cleaned return air reducing outside air ingress and giving lower ventilation peak heat loads and lowering energy use.