To prepare ourselves for the move to 100 per cent renewable energy, we're rethinking the design of our new buildings and retro-fitting our old buildings to be state-of-the-art spaces for comfort and performance. As an international research and teaching institution, our buildings are our most significant energy user. They are places where our community spend most of their time learning, teaching, researching and collaborating and we see this as a huge opportunity to influence change and reduce our energy consumption. We're investing in world class design to create buildings which will house our community comfortably and productively, and be as functional and relevant in 30 year's time as the day as they were built. In this way, we are investing in assets which will retain their value long term and reduce material consumption as a result. To ensure we delivery world leading buildings that are high performance and low emissions intensity, the projects are financed via the Climate Bonds Initiative. A copy of Monash's Sustainable Finance Framework is available to read, which includes information about our various sustainable debt raising initiatives.
Our buildings enhance the landscape and minimise impact on established landscapes by prioritising the use of brownfield or infill sites. Recent examples of brownfield/infill projects include the Woodside Buildings, Learning and Teaching Building and Gilles Hall (constructed on former carparks) and the Chancellery building and Caulfield Green (constructed on infill site).
Gillies Hall, Peninsula campus