Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Energy Efficient Lighting campaign

A brief description of the campaign:

UQ’s energy efficiency program includes a campaign to reduce energy consumption by upgrading lighting to the most energy-efficient fittings.

This program is targeted at staff where building occupants, Schools, Faculties, Institutes and Centres, are invited to nominate energy efficiency projects either directly (fully funded centrally) or under the Energy Efficiency Project Fund.

This often involves replacing fluorescent or halogen bulbs with light-emitting diode (LED) fittings, which are four to seven times more energy efficient, last up to 10 times longer and emit very little heat.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

Examples of energy savings that have been achieved include:

UQ Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
425,0000 kWh saved per annum from 4129 lamps replaced in 2018

UQ Queensland Biosciences Precinct
993,000 kWh saved per annum from 8500 lamps replaced

UQ Long Pocket Foxtail Building
43,000 kWh saved per annum from 563 Lamps replaced


Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Green the Team

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

UQ's Green the Team program is a student-led engagement initiative to assist residential halls to be more environmentally active, aware and alert.

Green Res Reps lead their colleges to measure and improve sustainability, usually engaging in competitions between colleges and within sections of colleges in friendly rivalry.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

Detailed energy consumption, water consumption and recycling data are shared and live information assists to give real time and instant feedback on current performance and the instant impact of implemented initiatives. This is highly successful at motivating improved sustainability performance through mobilizing team spirit within a competitive environment.

Details on the program can be found online
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/get-involved/green-team

In 2018 four Residence Halls at Gatton campus (Pitt, Ridell, Shelton and Thynne) competed in the Water Sprint and the Energy Sprint competitions and the results as shown as follows:

Energy Sprint
Reduction in energy consumption:
Pitt - 34.35%
Riddell - 24.19%
Shelton - 28.54%
Thynne - 31.54%

Water Sprint
Reduction in water consumption:
Pitt - 34%
Riddell - 46%
Shelton - 58%
Thynne - 49%


A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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