The UTAS Sandy Bay Campus is undergoing a lifecycle transformation of its thermal systems. The original district heating system was 50 years old and showing its age, with reliability and efficiency shortcomings.
JMG’s team of engineers conducted cost/benefit and feasibility studies to determine the optimum heating and cooling systems to suit the operations of the campus for the next 30 years.
A decentralised, hybrid heating/cooling system using high efficiency natural gas boilers, and a series of localised heat pumps will deliver flexible, efficient and nimble heating/cooling services to all departments on campus, from Law to Physics, from Engineering to Humanities.
Stage 1 upper campus works are complete, and Stage 2 lower campus works are set to take place in the coming summer vacation window to avoid disruption to student studies.
By April 2016 we expect the entire campus to be online with flexible and efficient thermal services.