Ingkarni Wardli (formerly Innova21), the University of Adelaide’s new $100 million building for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Science has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education (v1) rating from the Green Building Council o...
Ingkarni Wardli (formerly Innova21), the University of Adelaide’s new $100 million building for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Science has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education (v1) rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This makes it the first project in Australia to achieve a 6 star rating under the Green Star Education v1.0 tool.
The eight storey, 14,000m2 Ingkarni Wardli building incorporates a range of environmentally sustainable features that complement the design that helped the University achieve its impressive rating as a world leader.
The building respects and enhances the character of the precinct through a contemporary and distinctive design. Important elements of passive design such as the sun shading devices as well as active elements such as the thermal chimneys on the north façade of the building define the building’s character.
Key innovative elements include the use of Active Slab technology (hydronic cooling loops within the concrete floor slabs) combined with an Under Floor Air Distribution System utilising 100% fresh air ventilation, providing a healthy and comfortable internal environment. Heat rejection from the Computer Server rooms to the ground is achieved via Geothermal loops incorporated into the basement diaphragm wall. The building also has a low E double glazed curtain wall; a programmable (DALI) lighting system and a building management system (BMS) designed to reduce Energy consumption.
Another key sustainable technology is the Tri Generation Plant located at the roof level that will provide electricity, heating and cooling for the whole building, saving energy and with ongoing cost savings.