University of Technology, Sydney
UTS has a strong commitment to sustainability across the core areas of Research, Teaching and Learning, Campus Operations and Community Engagement. The UTS Sustainability Strategy 2012 – 2015 ensures that sustainability is fully integrated across the University.
We pride ourselves on the trans-disciplinary nature of our teaching and research and this manifests itself though initiatives such as our flagship Institute for Sustainable Futures, the Climate Change Research Cluster, and the Centre for Technology in Water and Waste Water.
The City Campus Master Plan is a $1billion, ten year capital works upgrade of our campus with sustainability principles at its core.
Operationally, as part of our Australian Technology Network (ATN) commitments, UTS is targeting an 11% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions based on 2007 levels by 2012-13 and a 30% reduction by 2020-21. We have a $9 million program over 3 years to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings and our sustainability performance continues to improve with annual reductions in electricity, gas and water use.
UTS strives for active collaboration with corporate and community partners and is a member of the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and Sydney Better Buildings Partnership. We work closely with the City of Sydney to help implement the City's 2030 sustainability vision. Through a broad range of engagement initiatives under the UTS GREEN banner we encourage and support all students and staff to actively participate in sustainability at UTS.