Cimitiere House, one of Tasmania's first five star Green Star buildings, features a striking, architecturally interesting appearance that combines a stunning aesthetic with an environmentally responsible design. Much of the credit goes to the close collaboration between the designers, developers, and Pitt&Sherry, who first presented the idea to the owners, Enmore Enterprises.

Designed for efficiency and comfort, Cimitiere House features a range of innovations including a natural water cooling system, cross-flow natural air ventilation, low-level power usage, maximised use of natural light, no air conditioning, and ThermalHEART window systems from Architectural Window Systems.

According to Pitt&Sherry Director Andy Turner, all of the technologies and environmental initiatives incorporated into Cimitiere House are readily available; however, this is the first time in Tasmania that all of them have been incorporated into one building.

AWS ThermalHEART window systems were specified for the project due to their exceptional thermal performance outcomes. Supplied by AWS Fabricator, Glass Supplies, the Designer Series windows with ThermalHEART deliver up to 33% better thermal efficiency than standard double glazed windows. A Polyamide strip in the thermally broken aluminium system drastically reduces the transfer of heat and cold between the external and internal environments.

Managing Director Lewis Davies commented that the AWS range of thermally broken systems was found to be the ideal choice for the project when they were approached for an energy efficient glazing solution for Cimitiere House. They were able to provide the architects and designers with accurate performance data, U values and SHGC to ensure these systems would deliver the desired thermal outcomes.

He added that their business philosophy was based on collaborating with clients to ensure the best possible outcome for their project. AWS’ thermally efficient system gave the designers the added flexibility they needed to achieve the desired thermal outcomes.