University of Melbourne Neuroscience Institute
The new Neuroscience building extended the University of Melbourne’s current medical training area. It now includes research areas into brain function, mental health and mental health disorders.
The new $161m Parkville Neuroscience Facility aims also to be one of the most sustainable research institutes in Australia.
This was to be achieved by installing a range of ecologically sensible equipment. This Cogeneration system is operating as one of the many technological energy and water saving features of the new building including an extensive photovoltaic array and efficient HVAC system.
The aim of this project was to reduce the running costs for the centre and to provide an efficient source of heating for the centre.
- Reduce the running costs of the new neuroscience building
- Reduce the environment impact of the new neuroscience building
- Generate electricity and heating for the new building
- Achieve a 5 star BASIX rating for the new neuroscience building
Goldman energy was engaged to design, project manage, supply and install an efficient alternative energy system.
The system installed was a high life expectancy T100 TEDOM Cogeneration Unit.
This system is designed to operate for 24 hours of the day in an island connection to operate the mechanical services of the building.
The TEDOM T100 Cogeneration Unit has produced over 1.3 million KWh of energy since commissioning. The total running time is 25900 hr, which is over 1000 days.
By installing this efficient alternative energy electricity generation and waste heat hybrid system, The University of Melbourne has reduced the running costs of the facility. It has also saved significant quantities of Carbon Dioxide.