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Case study

Curtin University Exchange development to deliver on sustainability

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. The Exchange development includes 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.


student beds

300 kW

solar PV

5 Star

Green Star design standard

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
Chief Executive, InfraRed Capital Partners

Our investment

The CEFC has committed up to $120 million in debt finance towards the $300 million Exchange project.

our impact

With more than 56,000 students, Curtin University is WA’s largest university. The main campus is based in Perth, with a major regional campus in Kalgoorlie and four international campuses. The mixed-use Exchange development in Perth will deliver improvements in energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions while providing world-class educational facilities.

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

The new development includes water recycling and energy minimisation initiatives and is situated close to Curtin’s bus interchange. It is targeting 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built ratings.

Last updated 24 July 2019. Western Australia, Universities, Housing, Energy efficiency, Renewable energy