Sustainable Urban Precincts Program
The University’s vision is that our campuses should be integrated with the cities we engage with, contributing to urban sustainability and culture. RMIT ensures that changes to the built environment demonstrate leadership excellence in sustainable design and innovation.
In line with that vision, RMIT has committed to a $98 million plan to cut energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions – the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
The Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) will reduce electricity use over eight years by an estimated 263 million kilowatt hours, leading to a 32,000-tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Water use will be cut by an estimated 53 million litres.
The SUPP at RMIT is a “once in a generation” opportunity for the University to achieve a fundamental shift in momentum toward sustainability.
The SUPP has provided 10 PhD scholarships to RMIT students, whilst funding six research and 5 learning and teaching projects. The SUPP participants are now part of world-leading, innovative and collaborative multi-disciplinary research projects, supported by strong industry linkages’.