Swinburne University of Technology,

Published 31st August 2022

The Swinburne ATC development at the University’s Hawthorn Campus comprises some 18,000 sqm of research and teaching space, including computer laboratories, PC2 and PC3 laboratories, strong cell and a 500-seat auditorium.

The development is a ‘five-Star’ Green Star rated development and includes the following low energy and ESD initiatives:

• Passive building design
• Active chilled beam technology.
• High efficiency chillers
• High efficiency boilers.
• Mixed mode ventilation.
• Naturally ventilated circulation spaces.
• Displacement ventilation.
• Natural lighting.
• Rainwater harvesting for sanitary flushing and irrigation.
• Solar domestic hot water panels.
• Exposed thermal mass for internal temperature stabilisation.
• Variable speed pumped reticulation systems.
• Cost planning and lifecycle analysis
• Collation of Green Star submission for a 5-star Education Design Rating (version 1)