Australian Hearing Hub - Macquarie, Australia

Purpose-designed research facility for hearing and related speech and language disorders with two separate wings with over six stories representing 215,278sqft (20,000m2) and includes an anechoic chamber, lecture theatre, Magneto Encephalograph, and specialist hearing rooms. The Australian Hearing Hub is renowned for teaching and research excellence in speech and hearing sciences and psychology.

Why Distech Controls technology?

The solution proposed by Distech-Controls was best suited to the needs of this project.

Solutions installed in the building:

Water-cooled chillers, variable primary system, low-temperature thermal storage, CHW & hot water energy management with over 5000 integration and control points.

EC-NetAX web-based multi-protocol building management solution for fully integrated control and monitoring system used to achieve unified integration throughout the campus of all mechanical equipment and :

  • Water-cooled chillers
  • Variable primary system
  • Low-temperature thermal storage
  • CHW & hot water energy management
  • Energy and water metering
  • 300 variable air volume boxes
  • And other services monitoring

The building has a traditional water-cooled chiller and gas-fired heating water boiler however the chilled water system is connected to the site 1,000,000L TES or low-temperature water storage facility to allow load shedding of the chillers in peak energy periods

Campus-wide, multi-site integration through EC-NetAX

Obtained 5 Star Green Star GBCA Office V3 Design rating

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