Projects:  Broken Hill Teacher Housing

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Urban Energy have supplied 12 solar/gas boosted combination hydronic and domestic hot water systems to a new development in Broken Hill, NSW.  The project has been built to help encourage teachers to the remote area by providing them with quality affordable accommodation.

The environmental impact of each home has been carefully reduced through design elements such as the use of natural light and heating and the installation of solar thermal panels.

Urban Energy designed, supplied and installed a solar hot water and hydronics package that included the following for each unit:

  • 1 x 315L Stainless steel Hydronics tank
  • 1 x Seido 1/16 solar thermal collector
  • Bosch 26 gas boiler
  • Twin area single zone 35m2 of In-Slab Hydronics.
  • Expansion valve and hydronics kit.
  • Single zone Heatmiser control system.

The system has the following capacities:

  • 315 Litres Storage.
  • 1 L/s peak flow rate.

and the following environmental benefits:

  • CO2 Reductions of 11.25 kg per day from solar replacing Heat generated from electricity grid (such as
    from electric heating).
  • CO2 Reductions of 0.828 kg per kwh used from gas heating replacing Heat generated from electricity
    grid (such as from electric heating).

Due to the corrosive nature of the water in the Broken Hill area Urban Energy had to design a system that would survive in this hostile environment.Each unit was prefabricated in our factory in Castle Hill and then shipped to site to be installed by our team.

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