Case studies

Curtin University Exchange development to deliver on sustainability

Curtin Uni
Location
Western Australia
Investment
Housing
Universities
Category
Renewable energy
Energy efficiency

Student learning powered by clean energy

The next generation of Curtin University students will reap the benefits of clean energy, via a major new industry-connected innovation hub.

With more than 56,000 students, Curtin University is WA’s largest university. The main campus based in Perth, with a major regional campus in Kalgoorlie and four international campuses.

The new mixed-use Exchange development in Perth will deliver improvements in energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions while providing world-class educational facilities.

1,000
student beds
300kw
solar pv
5-star
design standard

Emissions benefits

The Exchange development will include about 1,000 new student accommodation beds, a 60-room boutique hotel, 38 apartments, 3,000 square metres of commercial space and 15 specialty retail shops.

The development is expected to save more than 2,455 tonnes of carbon emissions annually – the equivalent of taking about 520 cars off the road each year. 

RS2122 Curtin Exchange SW Aerial

Clean energy measures

To achieve that target, integrated sustainability initiatives will include a high-performance building façade, energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning, energy efficient internal lighting systems and 300kw of solar PV across the project.

The new development will target 5-Star Green Star Design and As Built, which includes water recycling, energy minimisation initiatives and is situated close to Curtin’s bus interchange.

The CEFC has committed up to $120 million in debt finance towards the $300 million Exchange project. The first stage of the development is expected to open in January 2022.

“We are delighted to partner with a leading organisation such as Curtin University to work on this unique project. The project incorporates various sustainable initiatives and alternative energy generation sources to ensure long-term sustainability and reduce the overall impact of the development on the environment.”

Werner von Guionneau, InfraRed Capital 

 

Western Australia, Housing, Universities, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency