Energy (sustainable operations at AUT)
Sustainable energy projects
AUT has been implementing energy efficiency projects since 2009. Some recent projects include:
- LED lighting and lighting controls in the gymnasium (or AH building) at North Campus – saving 79,000kWh or 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions
- LED lighting, set run times on escalators and refined air conditioning temperature settings in the Sir Paul Reeves building – saving 190,000kWh or 23 tonnes of CO2
- An energy saving campaign with the City Campus student accommodation during the winter months – saving 96,000kWh or 13 tonnes of CO2
AUT's energy activity graphs (ecoportal website)
In 2015 AUT signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority that supports extra energy efficiency initiatives, and provides an effective framework for continuing initiatives.
Recognition and awards
AUT has received a number of awards for implementing energy efficiency initiatives:
- Highly Commended: 2014 Public Sector category of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) award
- Judge’s Commendation: 2013 EECA Business Energy Management Award within the Sustainable Business Network awards
- Highly Commended: 2013 Carbon Reduction category of the Australasian Green Gown Awards
Last updated: 16-Nov-2017 10.51am
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