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.
Gillies Hall, Peninsula campus