Energy

A key focus will be on further energy reduction and transitioning our energy supply to renewable energy sources.

The University's Sustainability Plan for 2017-20 sets pathways for the University's longer term sustainability objectives, including a transition to carbon neutrality by 2030. A key focus will be on further energy reduction and transitioning our energy supply to renewable energy sources.

Solar Power Project Underway

A major component of the University’s $9.1m agreement with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is nearing completion with various sized Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels having been installed at sites around the University's main campuses.

BuildingCapacity Building no.
Stage 1 sites at practical completion: Total Capacity 553kW
Sports Centre 158kW 103
Performing Arts (Southbank) 135kW 864/862
The University Archives 94kW 395
McCoy 67kW 200
The Spot 52kW 110
Peter Hall (formerly Richard Berry) 47kW 160
Stage 2 sites at practical completion: Total Capacity 570kW
Ground Mount System (Dookie) 120kW -
Hugh Pye (Dookie) 140kW 527
Main Clinic (Werribee) 170kW 411
Kendall Hall (Werribee) 133kW 419
P&P (Werribee) 77kW 416
Rural Credits (Werribee) 30kW 414
Stage 3 sites underway: Total capacity 967kW
Painting & Photography (Southbank) 241kW 874
Medical 130kW 181
Film & TV (Southbank) 110kW 864
Alan Gilbert 103kW 104
Alice Hoy 92kW 162
John Medley 86kW 191
Kwong Lee Dow 85kW 263
FBE 67kW 105
Dental Clinic 52kW 348
Melbourne University Sport Rooftop Solar
The University Sports Building (image courtesy of nearmap)

The high quality panels and inverters have a service life of 20 years and will require minimal maintenance. The savings generated will be used to pay off the CEFC loan and invest in further carbon neutral initiatives.

UniMelb Solar
(clockwise) The Spot, Uni Archives, and McCoy with thermal paint (images courtesy of nearmap)

The project team is working with local facility managers and the successful contractors to ensure any disruptions around the sites is minimal and that safety is paramount during the construction phase, which will take until early 2018.

Utility Reports Database

The Utility Report database provides electricity consumption reports for each university building. This will assist departments, faculties and divisions to understand their electricity consumption over a period of time and enable effective strategies to reduce our university-wide carbon footprint.

The database has the ability to produce flexible reports, including aggregating several buildings over a nominated time period. All utilities are covered by the database - electricity, gas, steam and water, but only the electricity usage can be queried at a building level.

Access Clariti Reports

Instructions

  • Click on 'Access Clariti' above.
    The generic log on for Clariti access is:
    Login: uom@unimelb.edu.au
    Password: uom2000
  • Reports are available to export in PDF format or Excel.
  • Should University Departments require assistance with utilising the database or interpreting reports, please contact us. We are happy to provide as much information as we can.