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Brisbane Square's building services are designed to have the least environmental impact possible, including in terms of energy use they were designed by Norman, Disney and Young
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EVERY ASPECT of Brisbane Square's building services was focused to maximise their efficiency and minimise their impact on the environment. Norman Disney and Young, NDY, was part of the successful design competition team winning entry for the new Brisbane Square project, in association with the site owners Suncorp Metway.

"Norman, Disney and Young was contracted to Baulderstone Hornibrook for the concept design of services," says NDY director Campbell Williams. "We were responsible for the design of all building services including mechanical, electrical, fire, security, hydraulics and communication services."


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View of Brisbane square featuring bright colours, sculptured balls, polished concrete flooring

The project sets a new benchmark in relation to environmental design issues and provides the building with a minimum four-star energy rating as per the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR), says Williams.

"The diverse environmental initiatives included maximisation of natural light and use of double-glazed, low-E hermetically sealed glazing systems with external shading. T5 type fluorescent luminaire intelligent lighting control systems, variable volume primary chilled water systems combined with high-efficiency chillers, and outside air control to all public space and air conditioning units were also used."

View of Brisbane square featuring bright colours, sculptured architecture, building, condominium, daylighting, daytime, facade, tourist attraction, black
View of Brisbane square featuring bright colours, sculptured balls, polished concrete flooring

That list is not inclusive though, with NDY designing mixed mode (hybrid) air conditioning systems to some treatment systems, storm water recycling, low energy air handling systems, carbon monoxide monitoring in carparks and intelligent BMS systems with learning energy management routines.

For further details on Norman, Disney and Young, phone (07) 3120 6800, fax (07) 3832 8330. Website: www.ndy.com.

Mar 30, 2007
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