UWA students have audited 20 buildings on the Crawley campus to assist the University to assess and rate the sustainability performance of its built form.
The information collected will be used by Campus Management to identify opportunities for improvement in areas such as energy and water efficiency, indoor environment quality, provisions for recycling and facilities for active commuters.
The most recent audits, conducted last month, were completed by a team of 50 trained volunteers who covered 10 buildings in just two days.
Audits conducted last year led to energy-efficient LED lighting replacements in the Bayliss building, the Business School and the Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Visual Arts, potentially saving 400,000 kWh of electricity or over 300 tonnes of carbon emissions a year. Further lighting replacements, as well as the installation of water saving devices and recycling systems, are planned for this year.
The volunteers were recruited through student club Sustainable Energy Now and the Guild Volunteer Hub and received training from Campus Management’s Sustainable Initiatives team.
Dr Helen Whitbread, Manager, Sustainable Initiatives (+61 8) 6488 7540