Measuring and eliminating energy waste
Published: Monday 30th March 2015
A team effort aimed at finding and eliminating energy waste at ACU's Melbourne Campus through a number of different initiatives has delivered major energy and financial savings at key buildings throughout 2014.
|Initiative||Environmental impact||Financial savings|
|2013 audit targeting energy waste at:||Half year energy saving of:||$15,000|
|Christ and Mercy Lecture Theatres||36%|
|Upgrade of heating/air-conditioning system at Mary Glowrey Building||Saved almost 500,000 kWh of electricity||$22,000|
Currently underway are additional projects to improve Properties' ability to control the heating and cooling of all buildings across the Melbourne Campus. These measures will also ensure further energy and financial savings throughout 2015.
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- ACU's greenhouse gas footprint: The results of the most comprehensive greenhouse gas account ever compiled for the University.
- Smart solutions to the waste challenge: Transforming waste into resources at North Sydney and Brisbane.
For more information about ACU's sustainability initiatives, please email Sustainability Coordinator Mark Doggett.