University of Adelaide Learning Hub Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


To provide exceptionally comfortable conditions to the Learning Hub, visited by over 3,000 students daily, in the extreme heat of summer in Adelaide.

Solution: Climate Wizard Customisable Design

The University of Adelaide’s Learning Hub can maintain a comfortable 22 °C (71.6 °F) with a pleasant breeze despite outside temperatures frequently hitting over 35 °C (95 °F) and peaking at 45 °C (113 °F). The solution exceeded the original brief for required efficiency by a factor of 4, to keep the 10,500 m² (34,448 ft²) facility cool with 100% fresh air. This installation of 11 Climate Wizard High Volume Modules (HVM) uses zero CFCs or other harmful refrigerants. This installation is most likely the largest single indirect evaporative project in the world today, with a design cooling capacity of 465kW, when the outside air temperature is 45 °C (113 °F).