Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Geothermal

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, Australia

Setting a new standard in environmental wildlife management

Lone Pine has implemented a variety of sustainability initiatives including over 90kW of rooftop solar, battery storage and geothermal air conditioning across the Sanctuary with the aim to set a new standard in environmental wildlife management.

Reducing the sanctuary's carbon footprint

Many of the animals at Lone Pine require climate-controlled environments. This large demand for energy gave Lone Pine the impetus to source efficiency alternatives.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems were identified as a genuine alternative that would reduce the Sanctuary’s energy consumption thus reducing its carbon footprint and its reliance on fossil fuels.

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Project highlights

  • Geothermal systems installed at Amphibian and Reptile House and the Platypus House.
  • Calibre Built Environment was engaged to design the geothermal air conditioning system comprising a central duct distributing conditioned air via the geothermal technology with zone control for the new Brisbane Koala Science Institute research facility.
  • In excess of 150kW of geothermal heating and cooling is now installed at Lone Pine offering constant and comfortable temperature control in a highly efficient means.