Efficiency, emission targets and operational cost reduction are now a major component of many higher education facilities, and Monash University is no different. As a key enabler to the whole of University Net Zero strategy, FG Advisory developed the concept and business case under the Thermal Precinct Strategy, which aims to consolidate existing disparate HVAC services into a centralised configuration that offers best in class efficiency and full electrification.
Based on the endorsed Thermal Precinct Strategy, Monash University engaged FG Advisory to undertake engineering design for this multi-year upgrade project, representing highly challenging retrofit complexities within a heavily services laden, live and critical science teaching, learning and laboratory environment. Maintaining services to the many complex clinical environments, including biochemistry and chemistry laboratories, our team consolidated distributed legacy mechanical assets across the Science Precinct whilst maintaining close conditions control and Physical Containment certifications.
Our approach with a fully customised detailed engineering design, working closely with University planning, projects and contractors, together achieved delivery on time with high efficiency in operation, and establishing critical enabling infrastructure for Precinct expansion over the coming years.