The University is one of Australia’s most energy-efficient Universities according the annual benchmarking survey of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA). The University 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), 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 Green Your Office page and contact us with your energy saving ideas.