Glenroy Community Hub
The Glenroy Community Hub is an integrated community health and lifelong learning centre to support, educate and inspire people of all ages. With the Glenroy library at its heart, the building is home to community services run both by Council, and community organisations.
Glenroy Community Hub is Australia’s first passive house public building and achieves Living Building Challenge Petal certification – two of the most difficult-to-achieve international sustainable design standards.
The project is a net positive energy building, with 125% of energy needs met via solar PV and storage. Its airtight and thermally-efficient building envelope largely eliminates heating and cooling bills and keeps the building comfortable year-round. A 150 KL underground rainwater tank reduces mains water use and provides water for flushing toilets and watering the garden. Sustainable transport initiatives include bike parks and electric vehicle charging spots.
It is designed for: