123 Lonsdale St is typical medium sized office building in the Melbourne CBD. Developed in the 1970s, the building is typical of the era with a prominent north façade and adjoining buildings to the east and west.
This building undertook tuning upgrades in addition to replacement of major heating and cooling plant. By tuning to ensure the building’s systems are operating as efficiently as possible, these initiatives contribute significantly towards the building owner’s goal of achieving a 4 Star NABERS Energy performance.
Previously the heating and cooling systems were fighting each other. Now, we have much greater consistency in floor temperatures, and we can detect and rectify issues before they reach complaint level. Complaints have greatly reduced and there’s not much manual intervention now.