Umwelt goes Green with our new office in Teralba
The new office adaptively re-uses an 88-year old heritage building formerly used as the much loved Teralba Co-op, which was associated with the former Newcastle Co-op “The Store.”
David Selden Design took on board substantial design input from Umwelt staff to incorporate many ‘green’ building features including a roof top garden, 250 solar panels, LED lighting throughout the building. 100kw of battery storage and an innovative water based climate control system. It uses 50% less energy than a typical office.
At Umwelt, we’re serious about the environment. We work collaboratively with clients to deliver solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges.
Features of our Office
- Passive ventilation – air movement aided ridge windows, louvre windows, doors and
- 28,000 litres of rainwater gravity fed to toilets and landscaping
- Task lighting using LED lights to minimise energy usage
- 1200m condenser loop 3 metres below car park
- 3800m of hydronic pipes in bottom of thick concrete slabs to heat and cool building
- 100m of chilled beams to offset roof heat on upper floors
- BMS system that monitors room temps and regulates heating/cooling system – internet
- 38 KW of solar panels producing approximately 135,000 KWh/year of electricity
- Use of thin film solar panels
- 100 kWh of battery capacity allows server/comms approximately 10 to 20 hours of UPS