Best practice passive design and state-of-the-art green building technologies combine at Monash University Logan Hall to achieve an overall 5-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council Australia.
The building's orientation has been harnessed to locate the majority of the student residences on the northern façade where solar access could best be controlled.
Fixed sun shading was modelled and optimised to each façade orientation to minimise solar heat gain in summer and reducing heating loads in winter. These sun shades are integrated into the panelised façade glazing units, with fixed vision panels flanked by insulated and operable ventilation panels as well as trickle-ventilation grilles.
The student residences are clad in insulated precast concrete panels. Detailing of the fenestration and junctions of the walls, roofs and soffits focuses on minimising thermal bridging.
In terms of recycling, recycled timbers were used for the soffit cladding. The contractor’s waste management plan specified that at least 80 per cent of all project demolition and construction waste was reused or recycled.
- Waste management system (recycle contents, re-used products and materials)
- Eco building materials
- Water pollution management system (stormwater, discharge to sewer)
- Thermal chimneys
- Bike parking
- Solar panels on the roof
- All the rooms had openable panels beside the windows for natural ventilation
- Environmentally friendly whitegoods
GROUND FLOOR FACADES
VIRIDIAN ENERGY TECH CLEAR DGU
UPPER LEVEL FACADES
VIRIDIAN SOLTECH NETRAL DGU
SANITARY FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
BOSCH, 4 STAR WELS RATING, 3.5-STAR ENERGY RATING
AEG 5 STAR WELS RATING