Southern Highlands Welcome Centre 2015

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Location
Mittagong NSW 2575
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit

About Southern Highlands Welcome Centre

The Southern Highlands Welcome Centre managed by Destination Southern Highlands supports the local community by promoting local recreational and hospitality events, including local markets and theatre productions. This encourages people to enjoy living locally and reduces the need for the community to travel elsewhere.

The Southern Highlands Welcome Centre has a 9 kWh solar power system at the northern front of the building, but before this system was installed steps were taken to improve the overall energy efficiency of this establishment. The less energy you use, the less you need to produce, which reduces the space and cost requirements of the solar power system.

Energy efficiency actions applied include:
• a zip hot water system,
• an air conditioning controller upgrade,
• the replacement of halogen lights with LEDs and
• the use of outdoor daylight sensors

Additional sustainability initiatives include:
• the use of web based communication platforms
• the use of rain water to flush the public toilets

 

The centre also provides a focus on locally made products. Buying and living locally supports the local economy and reduces a communities reliance on petrol based transport.

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Universal Design Features
    • Disability access
      Multi-generational
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1

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