Wilson Lodge, Sale, Victoria
A 50-bed residential aged care facility, Wilson Lodge employs an aesthetic to suit the landscape, while using innovative ESD design features. By thoroughly examining the surrounding climatic and geological conditions, the building harnesses geothermal energy to heat and cool the building, and utilises natural light, solar power, water conservation, thermal mass, insulation and natural ventilation to reduce the requirement for non-renewable resources. This results in recurrent savings in energy costs and a fresh and comfortable environment for residents.
Wilson Lodge has received numerous awards including: The Victorian and National "2005 AIRAH Excellence Award for Sustainability" from the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating; the 2005 Victorian Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Award for "Best Sustainable Energy Building" in Commercial/Industrial Projects and the project was short-listed for the "2005 Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Design Award for Ecologically Sustainable Development".
Client: Department of Health; East Gippsland Health Service