Giant louvres respond to weather conditions, such as heat, wind and humidity, and automatically open to fill the building with fresh air and natural light as needed.
PHIVE is a 21st-century smart building. Its cutting-edge design targeting a 6-Star Green Star Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
With design principles focussed on environmental performance, the building has a low reliance on traditional heating and cooling methods. Solar collectors on the roof generate power, heating and hot water, while the unique design allows for water harvesting.
The building also offers healthy, safe spaces for visitors thanks to its unique smart mixed-mode ventilation system.
Giant louvres respond to weather conditions, such as heat, wind and humidity, and automatically open to fill the building with fresh air and natural light as needed. The system is linked to the Bureau of Meteorology and two local weather sensors to ensure optimal operation.
It’s a truly smart building, with sustainability credentials allowing it to be net zero carbon from day one.
Inside the building, some of PHIVE’s other smart features include:
- Gearless lifts with regenerative drives
- Dual water systems for non-drinking water uses (i.e. flushing and irrigation) to facilitate future connection to a recycled water network
- LED lighting, minimal use of PVC, an automated library book-sorting machine
- Self-checkout kiosks and self-return library shelves
- Smart furniture with in-built power and data charging points for visitors.