Energy (sustainable operations at AUT)

Sustainable energy projects

People receiving an award

AUT has been implementing energy efficiency projects since 2009. Some recent projects include:

  • LED lighting and lighting controls in the gymnasium (or AH building) at North Campus – saving 79,000kWh or 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • LED lighting, set run times on escalators and refined air conditioning temperature settings in the Sir Paul Reeves building – saving 190,000kWh or 23 tonnes of CO2
  • An energy saving campaign with the City Campus student accommodation during the winter months – saving 96,000kWh or 13 tonnes of CO2

AUT's energy activity graphs (ecoportal website)

In 2015 AUT signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority that supports extra energy efficiency initiatives, and provides an effective framework for continuing initiatives.

Recognition and awards

AUT has received a number of awards for implementing energy efficiency initiatives:

  • Highly Commended: 2014 Public Sector category of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) award
  • Judge’s Commendation: 2013 EECA Business Energy Management Award within the Sustainable Business Network awards
  • Highly Commended: 2013 Carbon Reduction category of the Australasian Green Gown Awards