The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre is an industry-led training facility in Brunswick that is taking the sustainability challenge seriously.
They understand the role of plumbing as a key to economic growth and environmental sustainability.
What have they done?
The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is a 5-star Green Star rated building and has been designed as a working example of innovative design and sustainable plumbing.
The training facilities at PICAC are leading edge and include a demonstration Green Plumbing House, world-class reticulated water systems and a working example of the newest technology in water and energy efficiency.
The PICAC training facility incorporates the following sustainable energy measures:
» awning-mounted 5 kW solar power system
» rooftop solar thermal collectors supplying heated water to the mechanical Heating and cooling systems, including an absorption chiller to provide solar-generated air conditioning
» an 18 kW cogeneration plant with waste heat used to augment space heating
“WE ARE LIVING IN A CHANGING WORLD, WHERE CLIMATE CHANGE WILL MEAN THAT ISSUES AROUND WATER WILL BECOME EVER MORE IMPORTANT. THAT PUTS THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY RIGHT AT THE CENTRE OF ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES,” Hon Lord Mayor Robert Doyle