Hivve is an Australian company that provides clean energy and intelligent building solutions for schools.

Hivve is a team of design, energy, engineering and technology specialists that create education infrastructure to support 21st century learning and environmental sustainability.

Hivve helps schools create better learning environments, reduce energy costs and deliver a sustainable future.

Hivve’s unique clean technology system – Hivve iQ – can be integrated into any school building delivering environmentally sustainable and economically responsible outcomes over the long term.


Harnessing renewable energy generation with storage and smart IOT technology, Hivve is able to create and sustain healthy, comfortable indoor environments that are optimised for learning, year round.

For growing schools, Hivve designs and builds sustainable prefabricated classrooms, embedded with Hivve iQ, providing high quality, flexible infrastructure without the lengthy lead times typically associated with new build projects.



Our Story

Hivve was created in response to the growing need for high quality, sustainable social infrastructure, particularly in the education sector.

The Hivve team set themselves a goal: to design a holistic, modular building and clean technology system that could rapidly, sustainably and economically meet this need.

More importantly, Hivve wanted to design a learning space focussed on the needs of students and teachers, because research shows that the quality of the classroom environment has a direct impact on learning. This meant prioritising the indoor air quality of the learning space, increasing natural light and ventilation, addressing thermal comfort and acoustics and bringing nature indoors.

The Hivve team developed an integrated clean energy and technology system – Hivve iQ – that fully powers schools with renewable energy while monitoring and managing the indoor environment to ensure optimal learning conditions. Hivve iQ was designed to be central to the Hivve modular building or installed in any classroom or building across the school to improve its performance and sustainability.

Our Directors

David Wrench, Managing Director of Hivve Technology, together with Richard Doyle, Director of Hivve Technology, lead a small, multidisciplinary team of experienced design, engineering and technology specialists who have joined forces to create Hivve.

David Wrench

Managing Director

David combines extensive experience in modular building design and construction with a deep understanding of energy systems and markets. With an engineering background, he has worked in the banking, energy and construction sectors, having successfully established and grown businesses over the past 25 years. David’s passion for innovation, clever design and a vision that schools can use smart renewable energy systems to sustainably meet the needs of future generations led to the creation of Hivve Technology in 2017.

Richard Doyle


Richard is an experienced senior finance professional and energy market specialist with more than 20 years experience in Australian Energy Markets. Richard is also an Independent Adviser to ASX listed companies. Richard has a passion for developing entrepeneurial and sustainable solutions to energy market challenges for both the government and private sectors. Richard is currently Director of Hivve Technology.

Our Partners

Hivve has a number of key partners. Together the team created Hivve, bringing together all the elements needed to optimise learning sustainably.
Design, construction and project management –– HIVVE & ARUP
Battery Storage –– TESLA
Technology –– HIVVE IQ
Renewable Energy –– ARENA


Arup Group

Arup Group, a leading international design and engineering firm, provided structural engineering expertise to allow Hivve to be flexible, structurally sound, meet all building code requirements with enhanced acoustic, fire, structural and vibration performance. Arup and Hivve have developed a prefabricated, modular school building that can be stacked in low, medium and high-rise configurations and then deconstructed and reconfigured as school needs change.



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Hivve IQ

Hivve IQ is a patent-pending intelligent building management system with fully integrated solar PV energy generation. The building management system combines real time energy generation and use metering with real-time environment monitoring. It enables the collection of performance data to help schools manage energy demand as well as providing teachers with a web-enabled in-classroom teaching tool.



3 Hivve buildings are currently being tested in schools as a pilot in partnership with ARENA, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency throughout 2018.

Energy Efficient

Solar Powered

Improves Academic Performance

Intelligent System & Controls

Thermal Comfort

Fresh Air

Fast Build

Value for Money