ACU is one of Australia’s most energy-efficient Universities and is committed to a further 7% increase in its energy efficiency by 2020 (compared to 2014).
To increase its energy efficiency, ACU has taken these actions:
Constructed energy-efficient buildings such as The Daniel Mannix Building (Melbourne), the John Paul II Building (Brisbane), the Veritas Building (Canberra) and St Brigid’s Health Sciences Building (Ballarat)
Retro-fitted LED lighting in many locations on each campus
Adjusted the temperature settings of air-conditioning and heating systems
Utilised security and cleaning contractors to switch off lights after hours
Installed light sensors to new buildings and in renovated spaces
Installed a digital Facilities Management System to allow real-time monitoring of the energy performance of ACU’s owned buildings
Procured energy-efficient PCs and multi-function devices
To find out what you can do to help reduce energy at ACU, please see our What you can do to save energy page and contact us with your energy saving ideas.