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Solar-powered civic center in Australia repurposes over 80% of its original building materials

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 23, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Apr 22, 2016

Since the Hindmarsh Shire Council Offices is located in a relatively remote rural location exposed to extreme temperature conditions, the building’s thermal performance was a high-priority design focus. To minimize heating and cooling costs, the building was constructed with an earth pipe heat exchange system and underfloor ventilation plenums to draw in fresh air that’s then cooled, or warmed, naturally by the earth and then distributed through the floor grills to maintain comfortable indoor...





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