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Kings Business Park precinct is a five building campus style development. Four buildings were retrofitted as part of this project.
Similar improvements were made to the four buildings, including new cooling towers and highly efficient chillers to replace existing units.
New pumps and piping were installed, along with variable speed drives on pumps, fans and air-handling units, to reduce air conditioning system energy consumption.
A new direct digital control system for the buildings was also installed to provide energy savings, replacing an analogue system that allowed only limited monitoring of equipment operation and performance.
Precinct owner Asian Pacific Group
Precinct address 80–100 Dorcas St & 99–111 Coventry St, South Melbourne
Head contractor PJM Engineering
Energy consultant Enman
Project value $3.2 million
Year of construction 1985-1987
Gross floor area (GFA) 40,876m2 (for four buildings)
Net lettable area (NLA) 34,798m2 (for four buildings)
Number of floors 5–9 (varies for each building)
Precinct use Office and retail
Number of tenants 57