Bundanon homestead and Arthur Boyd Art Gallery

  • Building type: Art Gallery
  • Product supplied: Distech BMS System
  • ControlWorks, a leading provider of innovative building automation solutions, partnered with Climax Air Conditioning, a HVAC industry leader based on the South Coast of NSW, to engineer and install a next-generation building automation system at the Bundanon Homestead and Gallery in New South Wales.

BMCS System for Bundanon

Bundanon is a 12,000-acre rural estate located on the banks of the Shoalhaven River in Riversdale. It was gifted to Australia by the artist Arthur Boyd. It reopened in early 2022 following a $33 million redevelopment, including a bushfire-resistant subterranean art gallery, learning centre, and accommodation.


ControlWorks solution - Building Management Control System

ControlWorks installed the building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) Building Management Control System (BMCS). The state-of-the-art system BMCS uses Distech Controls, N4 Supervisor, and Graphics to monitor temperature conditions in each building zone.

The BMCS is easy to use and allows staff to monitor and manage all aspects of their environment in real-time while ensuring maximum energy-saving opportunities.

The advanced technology used in the installation makes the building more efficient and environmentally friendly. It uses the natural temperature difference between the ground and the air to help regulate the temperature inside the building. This helps keep the building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter months, which helps reduce energy usage.

The installed system utilizes ground source water to cool the heat pumps rather than cooling towers to save energy and water. The system is also designed to automatically switch off when the outside temperature drops below a certain point, which helps to reduce energy usage further.

The intelligent system will automatically issue an alert when there is an issue or malfunction throughout the building’s heating or cooling process ensuring that problems can be addressed efficiently.

A specialised Distech Controls N4 BMCS system was installed to control the conditions in the art gallery that displays a $43 million art collection. The system maintains the perfect environment to protect the artwork from damage that may be caused by fluctuations in temperature, and humidity.

The Distech Controls N4 BMCS system offers a wide range of features that allow the maintenance of a precise and stable environment. It helps reduce energy consumption and operating costs and provides visitors with an optimal experience while ensuring the art collection's long-term preservation.

The system also offers dynamic and historical trend logging, which provides easy and quick access to information about issues that may arise. This ability to monitor trends in HVAC systems is essential for efficient diagnosis. The installed system utilises dynamic trend logging to ensure all data is available when needed. This means there are no gaps or misunderstandings during a maintenance inspection and ensures the system can continue to run as optimally as possible.


BMS outcomes for Bundanon

The newly installed Distech Controls N4 BMCS system at Bundanon provides significant energy savings for the property while improving occupant comfort. The installation was a considerable accomplishment that saves energy, reduces environmental impact, preserves artwork, and provides comfort for visitors throughout the sprawling building.

The installation of the HVAC system was completed on schedule and within budget.

ControlWorks is proud to have played a role in bringing this state-of-the-art system to Bundanon and its visitors.


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