2002 Banksia Buildings Award
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, City of Melville, WA
The Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is a unique environmental centre that now offers the community access to education and demonstration facilities covering the environment alternative renewable energy technologies for waste treatment and water treatment. The building provides a working example of an educational facility serviced by sustainable technology.
One of the main features of the centre is the fact that it is not connected to Mains Electricity, water supply or sewage. All of these services are generated or supplied from renewable energy sources thus making the building truly “green”.
At a cost of $1.3million the Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is arguably the best
practical demonstration of a sustainably designed facility in Australia.
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