Renewing Dwell


The main Hall is a 100+ year old solid brick building and requires significant work to maintain and extend it’s useful life span.

We plan to:

  • Improve thermal performance with draft proofing, insulation & shading
  • Transition all appliances & services to efficient electric options
  • Generate & store clean renewable energy with rooftop solar & backup battery 

Key Stages (main Hall)

  • Solar PV system with battery backup storage
  • Shade sail for west windows & walls (complete)
  • ‘Coolscaping’ concept design & implementation (in progress)
  • Shading of cooling equipment & windows
  • Install R6.0 ceiling insulation (complete)
  • Replace windows with thermally efficient double glazing
  • Abolish gas heating & add reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Install EV charging points

Future Stages (rear rooms)

  • Replace existing gas HWS with electric heat pump HWS or 3 phase instant unit
  • Replace existing gas cooktop with electric induction
  • Shade west walls
  • Seal gap & cracks
  • Insulate ceiling / roof
  • Replace windows & doors

Temperature Monitoring

  • We’ve installed indoor & outdoor temperature monitoring to keep track of performance. Real time data can be found on the Purple Air Map




Logan Shield (MVS)

Project manager

Teresa Day (MVS)

Finance manager

Gregg Morris (Dwell)

Building manager
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Our project manager Logan would love to chat with you about what’s happening.