Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Geothermal
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, Australia
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.
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.
Project highlights include:
- Geothermal systems installed at Amphibian and Reptile House and the Platypus House in 2015.
- Calibre were 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.