Renewables in buildingsProject Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre Integrated Energy System
This lessons learnt report discusses the heat pump and thermal energy storage options considered as part of the design process and identifies opportunities to improve energy performance and environmental outcomes on future projects.
Milestone 1 of the Carbon Neutral Aquatic Centre Deployment Project has involved incorporation of the proposed heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system into the overarching Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre project.
This has required a variation costing process with the builder, and a detailed design process to finalise the Construction Issue Design Documents. Both steps are now completed, in line with the project budget and funding requirements.
As per the funding agreement, the final project design reflects a central, whole of facility HVAC system, consisting of a 4-pipe heat pump, thermal recovery and thermal energy storage, a 500 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) array, and a building management system.