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Case Studies

By sharing best practices and case studies from individuals and areas across campus, we hope to inspire others to live and work more sustainably.

The following projects have been led by staff and students of the University. Each project reflects a commitment to the improvement of our campus and surroundings in a way that supports the University's sustainability vision. Many of the projects have been funded through the Ecoversity Green Project Fund.

    Schulz Energy Efficiency

    Research ingenuity and operational improvement combine to save energy on campus through innovative building control.

    Our CNA Partnership

    The University's partnership with Carbon Neutral Adelaide is our long-term commitment to a sustainable and prosperous future for South Australia.

    Sustainability Supergroup

    The Adelaide Sustainability Association was developed by students, for students, staff and alumni, and provides dynamic professional develop opportunities for its 1,000+ members.

      Green Composting (BioBin)

      An innovative solution to a major problem, the Biobin takes waste from the lab to the garden.

      Fair Trade Collective

      Read about the passionate students who promote Fair Trade on campus and ensure that the University maintains its Fair Trade accreditation.

      Bin Monsters

      A Campaign designed to promote correct waste and recycling practices in Hub Central on the North Terrace Campus.

      Gamifying Waste Education

      Computer Sciences students provide a fun, socio-technological solution to incorrect recycling behaviour on campus.

      Edible Gardens

      Check out the edible gardens at the North Terrace and Waite campuses and learn how you can get involved.

      Mech Eng LED Retrofit

      Read about one of the first LED lighting retrofits on campus which resulted in a 48% reduction in electricity use in workshop lighting.

      Waite Childrens Centre

      The Waite Campus Childrens Centre is a recognised sustainability leader in the early education and care sector.

      LED Night Lighting

      A lighting retrofit at the North Terrace Campus improves light quality and energy efficiency.

      Sustainable Living Guide

      Tips for students to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle on and off campus. Created by ECOS.

      Making Our Campus a Living Laboratory

      The Living Laboratory concept – linking teaching and research activities to operational sustainability - has the power to is transform campuses and improving the learning experience of students.

      Download the GO8 Living Lab publication here to explore a great range of sustainability projects from around Australia.

      University of Adelaide projects include:

      • Edible Garden, Hub Central
      • Campus Building Retrogreening

      GO8 Australia

      Infrastructure Engagement
      North Terrace Campus
      The University of Adelaide
      SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

      Telephone: +61 8 8313 5871 / 8313 3763

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