Sustainability on Campus
FMU has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives over the course of 2009, on both the City and Kuring-gai campuses. These projects invariably centre on reducing building energy and water consumption.Such initiatives are a key component of the university's overall Environmental Sustainability Initiative.
We encourage all UTS staff and students to help us fulfil our commitment to making UTS a sustainable place to study, work and socialise.
Meeting our sustainability targets
There are many ways that FMU is helping to UTS meet its sustainability targets:
Water saving strategies
- Participation in Sydney Water Biz Fix Program by installing additional tap-end inline flow reducers and four star water efficient shower heads fittings in Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10
- Installation of sub-metering for large water-use areas and web-based monitoring system for water management (leak detection, high usage correction) in Buildings 1, 2, 5 and 10
Improving lighting efficiencies
- Installation of combined motion and daylight sensors in Building 10, Level 6 passages and common rooms to minimise the use of lights during daytime and night time.
- Lighting trials of various T5 fluorescent adaptors in Kurin-gai to reduce electricity use by 25% and increase the light output where needed.
- Installation of auto transformers in fluorescent lighting circuits of Building Level 6 office areas to reduce electricity use up to 32%
Building systems upgrades
- Installation of web-based gas metering and monitoring system for winter gas demand management in Building 1 Main Supply
- Shut down of main boilers during day for gas use reduction in Building 1
- Summer shut down of boilers in Building 10 for gas use reduction
- Installation of boiler exhaust heat recovery system in Building 2 Main Plant Room (This project was a UTS student collaboration)
- Re-programming of chiller operation parameters for efficient cycling of the chillers and the chilled water temperature management for winter air conditioning
- Installation of motion sensors to activate lights and carbon monoxide sensors to minimise the running of exhaust fans in Building 5 car park