the Living labs

Deakin University

Living Labs at Deakin is a new program being developed by Organisational Sustainability in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Built Environment to enable collaborative sustainability-focused projects between the operational, teaching and research areas of the University.

Deakin Sustainability Aspirations (by 2030)

Launched in 2017, Deakin’s Sustainability Aspirations provide the framework for the sustainable development of the University

– we’ve called this the 2030 Challenge.

 

POLICY & DECISION MAKING

Deakin’s operations positvely contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT

The Deakin community is collectively mindful about sustainability impacts, actions and opportunities.

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN

Deakin’s supply chain has measurable positive impacts on multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals.

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

The majority of staff and students with sustainable transport options, use these for travel to and between campus.

Sustainability Information

2016 saw the development and implementation of the Enterprise Sustainability Plan 2017 – 2020, which outlines the key focus areas and initiatives to embed and enhance the sustainability of the University’s services, resources and facilities. In 2017 we are refining our plan to incorporate sustainability targets. Achievement of the Enterprise Sustainability Plan and associated initiatives is monitored through the University’s Sustainability Steering Committee. The plan is updated every six months to provide an accurate picture for what we are achieving.

Deakin Sustainability Reports

We are proud to be global leaders in sustainability reporting with award winning reports.

Living Labs at Deakin

Living Labs at Deakin is a new program being developed by Organisational Sustainability in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Built Environment to enable collaborative sustainability-focused projects between the operational, teaching and research areas of the University.

Operations

Projects that progress Deakin’s Sustainability Aspirations

Teaching

Real world challenges at the core of coursework

Research

Opportunity to undertake action based research and test innovations

Biodiversity

Deakin strives to provide a vibrant campus life by conserving and continually improving existing biodiversity values that make each campus experience unique.

Teaching and Research

Our world leading research, particularly in the area of sustainable energy production and storage, is making a strong contribution to this global challenge.

energe and greenhouse gas emissions

Deakin’s committed to reducing carbon emissions and the amount of energy consumed during our daily operations.

sustainable built environment

We’ve creatively adapted and reused existing space to avoid $500 million of planned capital expenditure from 2012–2020, as well as minimise the University’s physical footprint, maintenance and operating costs.

sustainable transport

We aim to reduce unnecessary work and study related travel and increase alternative and sustainable modes of transport.

Waste and recycling

We aim to continue to reduce our waste and improve on our management practices. We promote reduce, reuse, recycle to avoid landfill as much as possible.

water and stormwater

We aim to reduce the consumption of water across all campuses and increase water security.

sustainability case study

Deakin is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs and their associated 169 targets were agreed by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015 and constitute a shared global framework of development priorities to 2030. They aim to bring an end to extreme poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change, and encourage good governance and peace and security.

Kinesis sustainability data

Deakin uses the Kinesis system to collect, record and track all of the university’s sustainability impacts. The system is accessible to all Deakin staff via this link.

Supported by the Kinesis system, the CADET building (Building KE) at the Waurn Ponds campus acts as a physical Living Lab for topics such as energy, water end engineering.

There are 48 meters currently in the CADET building measuring the real-time electricity, natural gas and water consumption of the building. This data is then presented on digital screens within the building, and can also be accessed by students and researchers via Kinesis for use in teaching, learning and research.

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