Rondo is continuously working towards creating a more sustainable future, and the design and construction of Rondo's new National facility has been no exception to this commitment. The new purposely built site located in Erskine Park will not only exceed the environmental outcomes achieved at Rondo's previous site, but also provide new features that will all but eliminate our reliance on scheme water and deliver significant reductions in energy consumption.
Key environmental features at Rondo’s new National facility include:
- The Rondo Building – Best practice has been used during construction and when selecting materials. Quality project planning for the new site has been incorporated to ensure waste minimisation and waste sortation to maximise recycling and minimise contributions to landfill.
- Stormwater Recycling – The new site will collect stormwater from the roof run off and will be re-used in all external hose bibs, landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
- Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials – Hazardous liquid materials will be stored in a bundled area which is roofed to prevent risk of spills/contamination entering the waterways via the Stormwater System.
- Natural light – Both the office and production/warehousing areas have been designed to incorporate a high level of natural light. This will be interfaced with lighting controls which will result in minimised electrical demand.
- Power Consumption – The main electrical feeds will be provided with “Power Factor Correction”, and by balancing and harmonizing the electrical demand/consumption across the three phases of power supply, it results in a more efficient energy demand thereby reducing the ongoing carbon footprint of the operating facility.
- Solar Hot Water – Hot water to the main office/amenity building will be supported by a solar heating system with storage and a gas booster. This is the most energy efficient form of hot water service currently available.
- Glazing and Sunscreens – Energy efficient double glazing is to be utilised in conjunction with external sunshading panels to minimise heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter, which in turn will reduce air conditioning energy utilisation.
- Landscaping – Native species, appropriate to the area, have been specified to be used in order to limit the water demand and become self sufficient.