As part of the City Campus Master Plan we are spending $1 billion over ten years to upgrade existing buildings and build new green star certified new buildings. Key sustainability features include:
- Minimum 5 star green star rating for new buildings. Details below
- Major upgrade of existing buildings to reduce water and energy use
- Improved cycling facilities to increase sustainable transport
- Ambitious recycling targets, including recycling of all demolition and construction waste
- Green roofs, walls, and new Alumni Green in the heart of the campus to increase the amount of green space.
The UTS Central Building with 5 star green star certification opened in August 2019 and houses the first plastic free food court in Australia. Other sustainability features include automated sun shields, energy efficient lighting, the use of recycled water to flush toilets, and three green roofs providing recreational space and habitat for urban biodiversity. More here
Vicki Sara Building
This 6 star green star certified building opened in April 2015 and includes a green roof, storm water collection and treatment for garden irrigation, solar hot water and loads more sustainability features (pdf 2 pages). The building has been recognised with a number of design and architecture awards.
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
The Frank Gehry designed Dr Chau Chak Wing building opened in February 2015 and has 5 star green star certification, incorporating high performance glazing, energy efficient lighting and services, green concrete and more. Details. (pdf 2 pages)
Engineering and IT Building
Our engineering and IT building (building 11) opened in mid 2014 and incorporates renewable energy on the roof linked to electric car recharge points in the basement, and loads of other sustainability features listed here (pdf 2 pages). More details.
Alumni Green is the green heart of the campus with lawn, garden pods and chill out spaces. It’s functionally a green roof sitting on top of the Ross Milbourne Sports Hall and the Library Retrieval System. Sustainability features include rainwater capture and use for irrigation, certified sustainable timber for decking and furniture, energy efficient LED lighting, ‘green’ concrete containing recycled material as well as native and drought tolerant plant species. More details (pdf 2 pages)
Our green roofs
Green roofs have multiple benefits including helping the thermal performance of buildings, reducing energy consumption and providing habitat for plants and animals. They also have social sustainability benefits, adding beauty and recreational spaces to the urban landscape. At UTS we have five green roofs on our city campus.
Haberfield Rowing Club
The UTS rowing club in Haberfield is home to our award winning Olympic rowing team. The building was extensively renovated in 2013 and includes many sustainable design features. (pdf 2 pages)