GGAA 2013 - Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change - Griffith University - Highly Commended
Leadership focussed on Sustainability
A focus on the environment and sustainability has been a key element of Griffith’s evolution since its foundation forty years ago. Four case studies highlight Griffith’s commitment to sustainability:
- Griffith Environmental Loan Fund (GELF). The $1.5 million fund targets corporate sustainability through upfront loans that fund internal projects to reduce environmental impact.
- Sustainability commitment refocused. In 2010 Griffith’s Executive Group endorsed a project to refocus the University’s sustainability agenda through 2011 and beyond. The outcome: Council approved the university’s Sustainability Plan 2013-2015 in December 2012.
- The EcoCentre – a leading environmental education hub that promotes sustainable development and environmental education.
- Sir Samuel Griffith Centre – Completed in 2013, this 6 Star Green Star building is Australia’s first self-powering teaching and research building driven by sustainable energy with hydrogen-metal hydride storage and solar technologies.