Rainwater Harvesting System for UK Community Centre

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Highley Community Centre, UK.

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Stormwater Infiltration System in a Restricted Space Townhouse Development

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Townhouse Development – Matraville NSW.

 
 

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A Water Tank That Can Take the Weight

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City of Vernon, Mt Hawthorn, Perth – Western Australia.

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200,000L of Water Storage with VersiTank

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Kilbreda College, Mentone, Victoria.

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Underground Water Tanks for Sustainable and Smart Projects

Tanks1KHD are a long supporter of sustainable projects and in recent years have worked with a number of Architects specifying Underground Water Tanks for interesting and innovative outcomes.

Of note was the Meadows Primary School designed by NOWArchitecture.

The school now enjoys a passive hydrothermal air conditioning where the high raking ceilings allow hot air to rise above activity spaces and exit through upper louvre windows, providing excellent thermal comfort and air quality.  [Read more…]

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Meadows Primary School Project

The Meadows Primary School site was formerly home to Meadowbank Primary School which merged with Campmeadows Primary School to form one school.

The building was designed by NOWArchitecture and is registered for a Green Star Education rating, targeting a 6 star rating.

The school enjoys a passive hydrothermal air conditioning where the high raking ceilings allow hot air to rise above activity spaces and exit through upper louvre windows, providing excellent thermal comfort and air quality. Thermal buoyancy expels hot, stale air and pulls fresh air, which has been cooled by the sub-floor water tanks (supplied by KHD), in through floor grilles.

The project won Best New School in Victoria from the Council of Education Facilities Planners International.

KHD has supplied products to many award winning projects.

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Water Tanks & Air Ventilation – A Model Project in Melbourne

WaterTank Engineering ProjectsMeadows Primary School in Melbourne’s North West is undergoing a major redevelopment. Now Architecture has designed a world-class ground coupled ventilation system using a series of Elmich underground water tanks supplied by KHD.

This extensive ventilation system is thought to be a first for Australian design and the sheer scale of the project is also attracting International attention. Delta T, a prominent engineering journal in the UK has profiled the project. Roderic Bunn, the author, provides a well-balanced opinion and overview of the job.

So how does the system work?

In essence, a number of school buildings are being constructed over foundation beams created by sealed underground water tanks. Ventilation pipes cross the water tanks carrying air drawn from the outside. The ground temperature, at 2 metres deep, is a constant 15 degrees Celsius all year round. The air is then tempered by the water providing cooling in summer and raising the temperature of external air in winter.

The physics of the system has been checked by CFD modelling and Now Architecture are confident that the simulations will stack up in real life. The underground tanks not only mean that recycled water can be stored and used for toilets and gardens, it is not taking up any land space in the children’s play area.

An additional environmental benefit was that 300 cubic metres of concrete was not required for this job.

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