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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

North Sydney, NSW

2016 Regional Winner - Excellence in Sustainability

About Australian Catholic University

ACU's current sustainability goals are to reduce water and energy consumption by 7% compared to a 2014 benchmark and to achieve a minimum recycling rate of 40%.

In 2014 and 2015 ACU was the most energy efficient university in Australia.

The ongoing commitment to sustainability continues through ACU’s commissioning of five and six star Green Star Design and As-Built buildings.

Inclusion of sustainability specifications in facilities management, capital works and information technology contracts further demonstrates this commitment.

Between 2012 and 2015, ACU reduced its total energy bills by $730,000 compared to the cost of its rate of consumption in 2011.

"ACU believes that Sustainability is part of goal management.  It delivers savings for investment in core business and builds reputation and earns social licence to operate," said Mark Doggett from ACU on winning the Excellence in Innovation award at the 2016 North Eastern Sydney Regional Business Awards.

More information about ACU can be found on their website -

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