William McCormack Place (Cairns)


A suite of air conditioning innovations on a new government office building in Cairns, delivers substantial benefits compared to a more conventional approach, including 37% savings in energy costs and 61% savings in air conditioning capital and maintenance costs.

These and other innovations incorporated in the building demonstrate that environmental sustainability can be addressed without compromising quality, cost, time or scope.

The project includes: chilled water thermal storage tank, moisture absorbing thermal wheel, variable speed motor drives applied to air conditioning pumps and fans, ‘duty-standby’ operation of the two rotary screw chillers and low fan power cooling towers to achieve its 41/2 star energy rating.