The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre has been recognised for its “world leading” sustainable design by the Green Building Council of Australia.
The Australian authority on sustainable design has given the centre its highest rating, a Six-Star Green Star Design score.
It is now well on its way to achieving a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.2 rating. This would make it the first indoor aquatic centre in Australia to achieve this rating. These top ratings are given to projects that showcase world leadership in environmentally sustainable building practices.
With only 16 buildings in Victoria earning the six-star design rating, it is acknowledgement of Brimbank Council’s commitment to breaking new ground to deliver a state-of-the-art centre, using world-best sustainable design.
Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre sustainability features:
- The first all-electric aquatic centre in Australia, cutting energy use by up to 65 per cent compared to traditional aquatic centres.
- An 88 thousand litre hot water storage system that acts as a big ‘thermal battery’, and 500kW of solar panels.
- When the rooftop solar panels are generating power this will power the heat pump system to heat and cool the centre.
- Any additional electricity needed will be purchased through a 100 per cent renewable energy power purchase agreement.
Brimbank Council is committed to addressing the climate emergency. Projects like this are an important step towards reaching our goal of net zero emissions for Brimbank by 2040.
Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre is currently under construction in Keilor Downs and is due to open later this year.