What you can do
We encourage everyone to assist us in achieving our energy reduction targets by turning off lights and equipment when not required.
- Make sure you are following the Sustainable Office Checklist or Sustainable Laboratory Checklist
- Report energy efficiency opportunities using the Report a Sustainability Improvement Opportunity form
- Audit your building's energy use through the Energy Consumption Monthly Reports
- Switch-off reminder stickers - refer to General Posters and Stickers.
Energy Performance Data
The University made significiant reduction in energy usage and carbon emissions in 2007-2010 due to initial provision of funding of $3.5m. In 2011 and 2012, funding has been sufficient to mitigate increased demand through further energy efficiency endeavours and investment in green power and abatements. The following table represents the energy performance targets
* GFA is external Gross Floor Area based on TEFMA definitions
* Energy – GJ consumed is stationary energy (Scope 1 and 2) including mains electricity, mains gas, LPG, steam, plus any on-site generation
Energy Reduction Projects During 2013
- Completion of Building Lighting Upgrades (BLU) to energy saving LED fittings across two buildings at Parkville campus
- 30 KW solar project completed on Linoln Square Building, Parkville
- Biodigester project capturing fugitive methane gas from agricultural waste, Dookie campus
- Installation of Voltage Power Optimisation Units in the Law and Spot Buildings, Parkville
- Major Geothermal Facility under construction at Bio21
- 30 KW solar installation on Robotic Dairy Facility, Dookie campus.
- Lighting upgrades (currently LED’s)
- Broader temperature control bands (20C – 26C)
- Reduced operating schedules
- Mechanical services upgrades
- Enhanced Building Automation Systems (BAS)
- CO sensors in underground car parks.
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