Western Australia’s Curtin University has embarked on the delivery of their Master Plan, which will transform the Perth campus into a collaborative innovation precinct. The first precinct to be delivered in response to the Master Plan is Exchange – a mixed-used development including student and short-stay accommodation totaling over 1000 beds across three buildings.


A major element of the design brief received by the Stantec Hydraulic Team was to reduce ongoing operational and running costs, as their client is responsible for operating, maintaining, and running the facility for 30 years. This was one of the reasons Stantec chose to work with Rheem on a central plant system.

Another important goal of Stantec’s ESD (Ecologically Sustainable Development) Team was to ensure all the buildings were compliant with Curtin University’s Green Star – Communities 6 Star certification requirements and Design and As-Built certification aspirations.


By installing our high efficiency Rheem Air to Water (A2W) Commercial Heat Pumps, we helped the university achieve the performance targeted for the building. According to Stantec Australia’s Principal Sustainability Leader Prasanna Suraweera, “Key drivers were minimising energy and carbon emissions, as well as the drive for electrification. Electrification drivers can take advantage of future grid greening scenarios and provide better utilisation of the large-scale solar PV systems”.

Rheem Commercial then worked closely with AXIS Services Group to install the system, which supports a massive peak load estimated at 41,380L over a one-hour period across the entire complex.


  • 3 x Rheem Tankpak Deluxe
  • 4 x Rheem 35kW Air to Water (A2W) Commercial Heat Pumps
  • 4 x Rheem 16kW Air to Water (A2W) Commercial Heat Pumps
  • 29 x Rheem 1000L RT-Series Storage Tanks

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