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Sustainable design

The design brief for Albert Park College is one of environmental sustainability and the following building initiatives are in place.
Use of a weather station and automatic computer controls for lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling.
Facade design featuring glazing with low-E coating and external shading to all north facing glass.
Rainwater capture for toilet flushing and also for thermal mass storage for heating and cooling.
Landscaping with native trees and shrubs.
Surface drainage directed into garden beds and bio-swales to treat this water prior to entering stormwater drains.