Canberra Institute of Technology Sustainable Training Hub
|Sector:||Education, Industry & Infrastructure|
|Location:||Australia - Canberra|
- Tri-generation system
- Gas-fired condensing style boilers
- Solid fuel bio-fuel or wood waste boiler
- Natural gas-powered fuel cell
- Heat exchangers, flat panel solar hot water, reverse cycle heat pump chiller
- Geothermal lake water loop, dry and spray cooler
- Passive and active multi service chilled beams, panel radiators
- In-slab heating and cooling coils
The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Sustainable Skills Training Hub, located in North Canberra, is a college training facility and Benmax’s fifth tri-generation system project. The facility is constructed of highly insulating materials and employs a number of passive energy efficiency measures designed to minimise the requirement for cooling and heating to summer and winter peaks respectively.
The purpose of this building and its services is to present engineering students with an opportunity to study and experiment with various types of modern high efficiency building cooling, heating and ventilation solutions in a fully operational building.
The systems installed in the building include gas-fired condensing style boilers, Capstone Micro Turbine, solid fuel bio-fuel or wood waste boiler, natural gas-powered fuel cell, absorption chiller, heat exchangers, flat panel solar hot water, reverse cycle heat pump chiller, geothermal lake water loop, dry and spray cooler, passive and active multi service chilled beams, panel radiators, in-slab heating and cooling coils. Benmax completed the complex construction in 2010.