Canberra Museum and Gallery
The Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (a.k.a. The North Building) houses the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Kids Studio, Theatrette, Commercial Restaurants & Café, ACT Legislative Assembly Offices, ACT Government Offices and the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre.
Northrop were engaged to provide comprehensive Mechanical Services Engineering (with supportive Structural Engineering) designs, budget estimates, payback period analysis, value engineering and tender documentation working directly for the ACT Property Group whilst in close consultation with the key stake holders such as the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.
We were initially brought in to upgrade the existing Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System to better meet the specialised climate control needs of the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, and as worked progressed in 2016, the ACT Government legislated a new target of sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2020. Taking this legislation on board, Northrop designed a 100% electric HVAC Upgrade (including chillers, heat recovery, heating water systems, etc.) and removed reliance on non-renewable energy sources including natural gas which was being used beforehand. Working with the ACT Property Group, Northrop has been instrumental in assisting the ACT Government to use these works as a prototype model for future upgrades of all other their existing property stock and new builds.