The University of Tasmania’s Inveresk Apartments project is an innovative, environmentally, economically and socially sustainable student accommodation facility. An integrated Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) approach was central to the design and the project brings a holistic view to its sustainability credentials. This holistic approach included a location that provides the optimum in residential amenity, a design that is sympathetic to the surrounding heritage precinct, a construction methodology that minimised site impacts and maximised sustainable approaches and a completed project that evidences its sustainability merits with a high Green Star rating. The project is sustainable in every sense.
“A Green Gown Award Australasia has recognised the University of Tasmania’s commitment to integration of our teaching and research programs and our organisational philosophy regarding student experience and sustainability outcomes. It strongly support the University’s lead role in encouraging the uptake of environmentally sustainable practices and their positive impact on the environment and community health and well-being”
Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor