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Natural ventilation stack system at Lochiel Park Apartments

By Jon Lowe Sep 8th 2010 9:00am

The 23 Apartments and Townhouses at the Lochiel Park Green Village (currently 60% of the way thru the construction program) have many green features to boast. One of the most innovative is the natural ventilation stack system:

ventilation diagram

Each apartment has access to an individual ventilation shaft with a wind-powered rotary ventilator, controlled by a motorised louvre panel in the hallway linked to the AC system, and combined with operable windows in the living and bedroom spaces a naturally cooling cross ventilation effect will be created.

Here's some construction photos too:

inconstruction

The first of the feature solar-panel clad roof trusses was installed last week.

inconstruction

Looking at the rear (south elevation) of the first row of apartments.

inconstruction

The north facade.

inconstruction

Detail of the feature 'pointy' box gutter (the Lochiel Park wetlands and stormwater detention basin is in the background).

inconstruction

On the right is one of the accessible townhouses with a feature cranked roof canopy.

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