Green Gown Awards Australasia 2015 Carbon Reduction - Winner

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Victoria University of Wellington

De-carbonising Vic

Since 2007 Victoria University of Wellington has been reducing its carbon emissions. Stationary energy and transport were identified as target areas. An extensive list of projects have been delivered with a modest budget by a small team. Total carbon emissions have been reduced by 12 percent (despite a growing campus) and operating costs reduced by millions.

Top 3 learnings

1. Take the time to understand where the best opportunities are and who can help.
2. Ensure projects have a robust business case with multiple benefits.
3. Over time lots of small projects can accumulate to provide big results .