Dorrigo, NSW

Dorrigo Medical Centre

This iconic environmentally sustainable building is an example of the benefits of local knowledge being applied to regional developments.

YEAR COMPLETED

2016

LOCATION

Dorrigo

CATEGORY

Commercial

  • YEAR COMPLETED : 2016
  • LOCATION : Dorrigo
  • CATEGORY : Commercial
  • VISUALIZATION :
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The environmentally sustainable building includes a Solar battery/grid feed hybrid photo voltaic (PV) solar system that generates up to 20% more power than the development will use, stores power and sells excess  power to the Grid. It is heated with a neighbourhood heat pump hydronic heating system that is also powered by the PV array and shared with the attached seniors housing development.

A worm farm sewage system, stormwater polishing and harvested tank water supply complete the Autonomous Services Package. Cross ventilation, huge thermal mass stores, double glazing, high value insulation and planted roof assists in providing passive user comfort. Natural light and low VOC paint combined with natural materials and cross ventilation have produced a healthy working and user environment.

The Dorrigo Medical Centre was designed to utilise local materials and local trades wherever possible.