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Sustainability

@ the

University of Technology,

Sydney


UTS - a sustainable

footprint

Operational

Teaching and Learning

Research, Consulting

and Community Projects


UTS Commitment

Integrate sustainability

Adopt an integrated, transdisciplinary

approach

Advance UTS as a socially just

organisation


UTS Sustainability

Policy and Strategy

Teaching and learning

Triple bottom line

Ecology

Economy

Society

+

Research, consulting

and community service

+

Operations/Institutional

practices


The UTS Community


The UTS Community- What we tried

over the last few years…

Structures- organisation

Adding E to OHS

Institute for Sustainable Futures

Committees and Working Groups

Sustainability Task Force

Academic Board Working Group

Sustainability Action Group

Green Campus Mgt Group and Energy Reference Group

Staff/resources

Sustainability Coordinator

Academic Coordinator for T&L

Events

Sustainability Expo

Incentives

Community Initiatives $50,000


Community Initiatives Projects

Greenhouse outreach project - Engineering

Connection and community – Education

National sustainability forum for Honours

students – ISF

Waste management – ISF, University

Services and the UTS Union

Social sustainability and community service –

Equity and Diversity

Food co-op – Students’ Association


Planning Structure


Sustainability structure -

2002

Curricula

& teaching

practices

PVC (Education and

Quality Enhancement)

Research

& consulting

PVC (Research and

Development)

Institutional

practices

DVC (Administration)

Energy

Manager +

Energy

Reference

Group

Green

Campus

Management

Group

Sustainability Coordinator

Shopfront

Community

service

Food and

catering

services

UTS

Union


UTS - a sustainable

footprint

Operational

Teaching and Learning

Research, Consulting

and Community Projects


UTS - our physical footprint

Broadway

Gore Hill

Kuring-Gai


UTS Ecological Footprint Analysis-

Broadway Campus

Land consumed by structures= 2.8ha

Total area= 14.73ha

People= 10,242


Data – 1999

UTS Ecological Footprint Analysis-

Broadway Campus

•Energy - Electricity 26GWh

- Gas 4 GWh

• Water - Consumed 91 ML

- Discharged 64 ML

• Food - Vegetables 368GJ embodied energy

- Animal based 143 GJ “

- Beef products 127 kg

• Transport - Petrol vehicles 290,000km

- Diesel vehicles 20,000km


Data 1999: continued

Waste

UTS Ecological Footprint Analysis-

Broadway Campus

- Paper landfill 450t

recycled 95t

- Plastic landfill 95t

- Glass landfill 76t

recycled 7t

- Aluminium cans landfill 48t

recycled 3t


Ecological footprint analysis

Each Component x Conversion factor= footprint

Add each component footprint=total footprint


UTS Ecological Footprint Analysis-

Broadway Campus

1999

Total footprint= 5595 ha

(to support 14.73ha of work/study space)

Per capita footprint = 0.55 ha/ person


Ecological footprint analysis

Country /University

Ecological Footprint

UTS

Redlands University

0.55 ha/capita

1 ha/capita

Bangladesh

India

Ethiopia

0.5 ha/capita

0.8 ha/capita

0.8 ha/capita

New Zealand

Canada

Australia

United States

7.6 ha/capita

7.7 ha/capita

9 ha/capita

10.3 ha/capita


UTS Ecological Footprint Analysis

Broadway Campus

ENERGY

WASTE

Breakdown on impact per component

Waste

Consumed land and Transport

Energy

Water and Food


UTS Operational Programs

•Energy

•Waste

•Water


Operational programs -

energy

Consumption and Costs - 2001

•140,000 GJ

• $2.2 Million

•15 % lower than the AAPPA bench mark

in relation to cost

• 20% lower than AAPPA benchmark in

relation to consumption/EFTSU


Operational programs -

energy

Projects and Initiatives

•Motion Detectors

Saving/yr - 43,750 kWh, 42 tonnes CO 2 & $3500

• Equipment Timers

Saving/yr - 100,000 kWh, 95 tonnes CO 2 & $2000

• Power Factor Correction

Saving/yr - $75,000

• Fluoro Energy (ballasts)

Saving/yr - 8,847 kWh, 8 tonnes CO 2 & $708


Operational programs -

waste

Consumption and Costs - 2001

Waste volume= 7500m 3

Cost = $ 187,000/year

Waste contributes 5% of total UTS

greenhouse gas emissions

Breakdown:

45% Paper

30% Organics

10% Commingled


Operational programs -

waste

Programs/ Initiatives

•Cleaning contract- desk collection

•Construction- contract performance requirements

•UTS Union initiatives

•Housing service initiatives

•Hazardous Waste- chemical management

- waste disposal

•Sustainable office program

•Cane paper trial in student computer labs


Operational programs -

Hazardous Waste

Remove all old, unwanted chemical stock

Allocate responsibilities for stores and labs

Minimise purchases and manage the stock

we have - online chemical data base

Do micro-chemistry – reduce the amount

used

Segregate into only 4 liquid waste streams

Use plastic containers – safer than glass

Minimise contractors time on site (save $)

Encourage recycling


Operational programs –

water and sewage

Consumption and Costs - 2001

•125ML consumed/year - all campuses

•7000 l/EFTSU consumed/year

•$200,000/year

Programs/ Initiatives

Refurbishment/ procurement

•Toilets/ showers- water saving fixtures

•Hazardous waste disposal

•Cooling systems- recirculate cooling systems in labs

•Grounds Management


Building 10 - Fairfax


Building 10

- A Sustainable Building

>We are testing a number of sustainable features

in Building 10, with a view to incorporating the successful

ones into our design guidelines

Some happened during demolition and construction

Some are obvious now that we have moved in

the natural light

…range of spaces for work, study and other gatherings

…well designed access and facilities

…recycling and waste segregation

Others go beyond what you can see………..


Prior to construction


Now we have moved in

-The atrium


The atrium- natural light and

space….a living building


The atrium from above


Recycled demolition waste


During Construction


Construction of the atrium


Re use materials – salvaged

light fittings


Where we couldn’t re-use we

purchased efficient ballasts plus we

made sure we had sufficient switches


Purchased recycled materials –

timber


Access is key to the design


Bike Racks


Save Water – Dual flush


Recycling vs garbage


Making it easy to recycle


Making it easy to recycle


Making it easy to recycle


Making it easy to recycle


Sustainable Workplace kit


Sustainable workplace kit in

action


An Urban Community- Links

Harris

Street

Blackfriars

Site

Design

Architecture

Building

Broadway

Railway

Square

Fairfax

Site

Buildings

1-4

Ultimo

Pedestrian

Network

Haymarket

Building 5


Ultimo Pedestrian Network


Inaugural National

Conference on Sustainable

Universities in Australia


Inaugural National

Conference on Sustainable

Universities

Results of the survey-

25 universities responded

Integration of sustainability into:

campus operations

curricula

research

community projects

22/25

15/25

17/25

1/25


Inaugural National

Conference on Sustainable

Universities

Survey results-key impacts and programs

Ecological Impact

1. Energy

2. Waste

3. Building Management

4. Grounds Management

5. Water

6. Transport

Program

20/25

20/25

20/25

17/25

16/25

10/25


Inaugural National

Conference on Sustainable

Universities

Survey results-Challenges/ Barriers

1. Funding & resources

2. Lack of accountability/ awareness

3. Poor communication with stakeholders


Sustainability @ UTS

Website---

www.greeninguts.uts.edu.au

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