The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is thrilled to announce that our state-of-the-art Narre Warren campus has won the Excellence in Sustainability Award at the AIRAH Awards 2020. PICAC shares this Award with Norman Disney & Young (NDY) who oversaw the engineering of the project.
The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is the peak membership body for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) professionals and practitioners in Australia. The AIRAH Awards recognise excellence and achievement in Australia’s HVAC&R Industry.
The Excellence in Sustainability Award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R Industry.
PICAC Narre Warren was noted for its “strong passive design, indirect evaporative cooling units, relaxed temperature conditions, in-slab heating, and geothermal energy wells integrated into the structural piles.”
From the outset, PICAC envisioned a building that embodies innovation and sustainability and would showcase the latest technological developments in the industry. NDY oversaw an ambitious engineering strategy that has enabled PICAC Narre Warren to become the first Net Zero Energy (NZE) education and research facility in Victoria, Australia.