The Sustainable Shine Dome Project

A National Heritage listed iconic landmark, Shine Dome in Canberra, ACT is currently the focus of a multidisciplinary research team who are researching and developing optimal approaches for the conservation and sustainable management of Shine Dome.
The team which includes The University of Canberra, the Australian Academy of Science, GML Heritage and GHD Engineering, is working to develop a sustainability plan as a pathway to a net-zero future for the building.

Among the sustainability initiatives identified, was the opportunity to achieve significant energy savings through the use of heat pumps in place of the existing boilers. Some hesitation existed however, in the adoption of heat pumps due to Canberra’s occasional sub-zero temperatures. After carefully considering all project constraints, Automatic Heating designed a sustainable and efficient solution that would maintain the integrity of this heritage listed building and provide reliable space heating.

The heating solution, which includes #Revere CO2 Heat Pumps is ideally suited for the project. Revere CO2 Heat Pumps use CO₂, a natural refrigerant which has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero and a global warming potential (GWP) of 1. Revere CO2 Heat Pumps also achieve a high coefficient of performance (COP), which equates to significant energy savings.

Watch GHD’s presentation to learn more about how heat pumps form part of the energy efficient initiatives for the Shine Dome, and call us on 1800 337 959 if you would like to discuss sustainable heating solutions for your project.

Watch the GHD presentation video
Revere CO2 Heat Pumps at Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT
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Key Products

Revere CO2 Heat Pumps
  • Flexible
    The same system can be simultaneously used for Space Heating & Domestic Hot Water.
  • Suits Australian conditions
    Accommodates ambient operating temperatures from -5°C to 43°C (Special unit available for -15°C or -20°C).
  • Eco friendly
    The Revere® CO2 Heat Pump uses natural CO₂ refrigerant. This refrigerant has a global warming potential (GWP) of about 1/1700 that of R410 and zero ozone-depleting potential (ODP).
  • Heats up to 90°C
    Due to its innovative design, the Revere® CO2 Heat Pump can produce hot water up to 90°C at low and high ambient temperatures (-20°C to 43°C).