Green Skills Centre of Excellence – IDEA 2020

Green Skills Centre of Excellence

Designed to achieve a 5 star GBCA rating, the project features photovoltaic cells, solar hot water systems, geo-thermal heat exchange and daylight harvesting. The building utilises natural ventilation and light zoning, helping to reduce peak energy demand by 30 percent. Materials with low VOC and formaldehyde levels are used alongside FSC certified timbers, ecological concrete made from recycled aggregate and GECA certified products. Rainwater is harvested to irrigate landscaping.

Design Practice: Blomquist + Wark Architects