University of Tasmania, Inveresk - Stone Building

APPLICATION: Destratification

CUSTOMER: University of Tasmania

LOCATION:  Inveresk, TAS

YEAR:  2023


Like many high-ceiling indoor spaces, the historic Stone Building at the University of Tasmania, Inveresk, struggled with high heating costs & energy efficiency due to thermal stratification, particularly during the colder winter months.

Originally established as a locomotive repair shop, this heritage listed campus landmark was recently renovated to house 300 professional staff as part of a UTAS $300 million campus transformation.


The high ceilings and stone construction of the building presented a challenge for effective occupant comfort. With generated heat quickly rising to ceiling level, overheating of the space was required to achieve comfortable temperatures at floor level, creating huge energy wastage and excessive power costs.


Project Mechanical Engineers COVA specified a series of Onyx EC fans to be installed throughout the indoor spaces at heights of up to 7.5 metres, to destratify the internal spaces and optimise heating and energy efficiency, dramatically cutting heating costs and improving occupant comfort.

Product: Onyx Series
Use Case: Destratification
Range: Heights of up to 7.5 metres



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