Campus Sustainability Centre
The Campus Sustainability Centre ('CSC') has been established to showcase sustainability-related research being undertaken across our campuses and to inform and engage on all aspects of sustainability at the University of Melbourne. The aim is to develop a 'hub' of information for students, staff and the general public.
This video is an introduction to Sustainability at the University and is featured in the CSC.
The CSC is located in the ground floor foyer on the north eastern end of the Walter Boas building. The Office for Environmental Programs shares the same entrance, off the laneway south of Monash Rd. The centre has been designed with a contemporary Sustainable Campus branding.
The CSC is being established as part of a 'sustainable precinct'. The space itself is fitted with energy-saving lights and automatic blinds to minimse overall electricity consumption, and bike hoops, rainwater tanks, and a drinking water fountain are already in close proximity. Approvals have been gained for a student vegetable garden within view of the CSC entrance, between buildings 161 and 165.
The CSC will showcase current research themes relating to sustainability on campus. In the first instance, displays are developed for Shallow Geothermal Technology, Green Roofs and Algal Biofuels. These themes will be updated approximately every six months. The centre also houses the eleven finalist films of the Green Screen Climate Fix Flicks competition, which can be viewed with other sustainability-related videos on the touch screen.
Working models of the University's sustainability research will be an important part of the CSC. A shallow geothermal system and a green roof module were developed as part of the opening of the Centre and will remain as permanent fixtures of the sustainable precinct.
The CSC was launched by the Vice-Chancellor on 18th April, 2012, together with the new office space of the Office for Environmental Programs.