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Sustainability

Sustainable principles lie at the heart of the new City Campus Master Plan. These principles are driven by an Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Master Plan. This ESD Master Plan is central to UTS’s commitment to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020-21.

Seven key themes underpin UTS’s ESD Master Plan:

  • Water
  • Daylight
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Work environment
  • Education product

The ESD Master Plan explores these themes at two levels:

  • UTS City Campus as a whole
  • Holistic strategies such as black water recycling or waste reduction that are either campus-wide or relate to multiple buildings.
  • Individual buildings
  • Building-specific ESD strategies such as natural ventilation systems, rainwater capture or photovoltaic panels.
     

UTS is also a founding member of the Green Building Council of Australia.

All new buildings delivered under the City Campus Master Plan are targeting a minimum 5-star Green Star Rating. Major refurbishments will target a minimum 4-Star rating.

The City Campus Master Plan ensures UTS will become an institutional leader in our efforts to develop high-performance buildings and adopting sustainable principles. It will also have direct practical and financial benefits for the university, for example through reduced energy and water usage.

UTS commissioned consultant engineers Arup to deliver the ESD Master Plan.