BCTCThe University is committed to reducing the consumption of electricity and natural gas in an effort to lower utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The University has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 21% in the past 3 years.

The Building and Construction Centre (pictured) north windows incorporate solar panels in the windows and it's the largest display of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. To the end of 2010 the panels generated over 35,000 kilowatt hours of energy back into the grid.

Greener Buildings Program

Over the past 3 years the University has embarked on an ambitious program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs with the following installations that have reduced GHG emissions by 21%, energy consumption by 18% and operating costs by $544K per year. We've also made a 2 min video highlighting Greener buildings.

ProgramCostROIEmissions saved per year
Solar Y Program (92kw)$110,0006 yrs.140 tonnes
Solar Horsham Campus (70 kw)$115,0005 yrs.150 tonnes
LED lighting$822,0003 yrs.1,920 tonnes
Variable speed drives$117,0003 yrs.160 tonnes
Horsham Chiller & BMS$238,0006 yrs.140 tonnes
Smart water meters$10,0003 yrs.NA
Gas boiler upgrades$839,00015 yrs.510 tonnes