ACU’s buildings are vital to the University’s core business of research and learning, and they are also the source of the majority of ACU’s environmental impacts, from energy and water consumption to greenhouse emissions, to the consumption of materials and generation of waste in their construction and maintenance.
For this reason, ACU is committed to the construction and renovation of its buildings to high levels of sustainability.
Sustainable design features are now a normal part of new and renovated buildings at ACU. These features include:
Water-conserving taps, toilets and showers
Furniture and flooring made from recyclable materials
Paint, finishes, furniture and flooring that emit very low or no volatile organic compounds
Wood sourced from sustainably-managed plantations
ACU also has several buildings and sites with exemplary sustainable design. You can read about them in the fact sheets below: