Three Capes Track Lodges

CLIENT | Andrew Burns Architects
SERVICES | ESD, mechanical, electrical & hydraulic
LOCATION | South Eastern Tasmania

The stunning Three Capes Lodges, designed by architects Andrew Burn, are situated along the Three Capes Walking Track. Run by the award winning Tasmanian Walking Company the lodges provide unique accommodation and a relaxation space for hikers on the four day, 46km, walking experience in the beautiful Tasman National Park.

The main challenge for the JHA Engineers on this project was the remoteness of the location, being totally off-grid all services needed to be environmentally sustainable.

The power being provided by a solar PV array of 20 & 22kW peak capacity, with Gelled Electrode VRLA batteries used for energy storage with 60 & 100kWh storage capacity.

All the water is sourced entirely from rainwater harvesting, the large roof collecting as much water for the 100 kilolitre tanks at each site. The recycling showers, using a special Swedish design, are able to use one third of the water of a conventional shower.

Photos with kind permission from Tasmanian Walking Company

Heating for the domestic hot water and space heating is provided by electric heat pumps which produce and store hot water only when excess solar electricity is available, with high efficiency instantaneous condensing LPG boilers provide backup heat when required.

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