Solar Airconditioning (SAM) Installation
Mildura Eco Living Centre (Mildura, VIC)
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Mildura Eco Living Centre (MELC) is the product of over three years of community consultation led by the
The MELC will be developed as a world-class demonstration site and a hub for programs which will save energy and encourage a positive, lasting influence on community attitudes to more sustainable ways of living.
The MELC is a multipurpose community facility displaying sustainable design elements, building practices and technologies. Site amenities and a café/bakery specializing in healthy, organic food are also planned but are subject to future funding. The MELC represents a vital step towards educating the community about the challenge of regional self-sufficiency to mitigate and adapt to climate change and drive future environmental opportunities.
The air conditioning and heating system will provide 6.3KW of full sun heat for the building. A sophisticated differential controller will enable the system to heat the building with fresh air even in overcast conditions. Solar Whiz fans will recirculate heated or cooled air through a rock thermal energy store located under the floor slab. This will allow stored warm air to flow into the building at night or early in the morning. On hot days cool air will flow from the thermal store to complement the in-ground airconditioners systems.
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