Nestled among some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, Camp Glenorchy is the most ambitious and exemplar project the team at Revolve Energy Limited (previously Evident Limited) had worked on. Camp Glenorchy has been designed, built and operated in line with the philosophy and principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), recognised as the most stringent environmental building design certification in the world. We believe this project will be recognised internationally as a beacon for what can be achieved.​

The project subtly balances a comfortable, rustic aesthetic experience with state-of-the-art technology that will help reduce water and energy use up to 50% of similar facilities. Revolve has designed and commissioned a control and monitoring system that helps to achieve these objectives.​

The system operates site wide, integrating the various systems including lighting, heating (including a stratified thermal store, heat pumps and solar water heating), ventilation, water management including potable and grey water, EV car charging, composting toilets, guest timed showers. By integrating with the guest booking software the system ensures that rooms are ready for guests when they arrive, heating in the rooms and hot water cylinder​.

An extensive electricity, thermal and water metering solution monitors resource use down to a sub-circuit level. By storing the data in the cloud, any of the 1600 data points can be readily accessed for visualisation on any web connected device. Data will be used for iste management, fine tuning and education of the many visitors.​

The buildings will provide guests with Displays in each room will help guests learn about and control their own energy and water use during their stay and see how it compares with others on site, and with previous guests who have stayed in that room. ​

Summary of the project:

How many devices on the site? 415 KNX bus devices ​

What systems are controlled? Heating, building and site lighting, shading, ventilation, window opening, solar water heating, ground source heating pumps, grey water discharge, rain/street water change over, showers, ​

What applications implemented? Underfloor and radiator heating, ventilation, thermal store control, ​scheduled/motion activated lighting, timed showers, ​

Is there any Visualisation and how is this implemented? Smartphone apps and custom guest room interfaces. ​

Interfaces & integration with other systems: Energy metering, heat metering, water metering, generator controls, air handling unit, monitoring dashboard, hotel management system, composting toilets, EV chargers ​​

Voted the Best Commercial KNX Project 2018