Sandra Edmunds, The Fifth Estate
The first customers of Brisbane’s CBD district cooling system will be signing up by the year’s end and the Australian-first initiative has the scope to be duplicated across the city and beyond, according to Brisbane’s sustainability agency CitySmart.
CitySmart chief executive Neil Horrocks said the initial arrangement would cover the CBD of Brisbane – virtually the peninsula of Brisbane from Ann Street down to the Botanic Gardens.
“But the beauty of this is once we have stood this project up, we’ll have a template to be able to create additional precincts,” he said.
There’s a range of precincts that create potential opportunities including Southbank/South Brisbane, Newstead/Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill.
“All of those areas have good, dense populations of commercial buildings that lend themselves to these sorts of systems.”
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