Green Project Fund
$100k is available annually to staff and students for on-campus sustainability projects.
Individuals and teams can apply for up to $20,000 (inc. GST) for solutions that improve campus sustainability, demonstrate the viability of best practices, test innovative research or new technologies, and link to academic programs.
Project proposals are evaluated on:
- Environmental Impact;
- Community impact;
- Economic impact;
- Institutionalisation and scalability.
Applications for 2019 are now open and will close on the 27th of March.
Please note that Terms and Conditions will apply and these will be uploaded by the 1st of March.
Completed 2018 Green Projects:
- Eco (Bike) Charging Station in Hub Central
Staff from Ask Adelaide provided students with a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to charging their devices. The Charging Station located in Hub Central relies on human pedal power to generate electricity.
This Green Project responded to the ever-growing demand for accessible power points on campus while simultaneously educating students about clean energy and demonstrating how, with a bit of creativity and initiative, everyday tasks can be made more sustainable.
- Roseworthy Student Garden
In collaboration with Roseworthy students and grounds staff, this Green Project delivered a self-sustaining campus garden. The once vacant space now provides students with a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as plenty of space to study and socialise.
The garden design incorporates reclaimed items collected from across the University’s three campuses. 90% of all materials have been repurposed or donated, including the stones which border the garden beds, originally from the Roseworthy chapel, containers turned planter boxes from the Waite Winery and cement troughs from North Terrace, which now house thriving herb gardens. This project epitomises community collaboration, involving students, staff and members of the local ‘Men’s Shed’ who built the table.
- Energy Efficiency in AHMS
In partnership with the School of Mechanical Engineering, this Green Project aimed to improve the energy efficiency of the AHMS building in the west end precinct. A team of Engineering Honours, Masters and PhD students worked to analyse and optimise the operational performance of the heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system using a software model used on the Schulz energy efficiency project.
Improved performance of the HVAC component reduced energy consumption and peak demand in the building and has improved thermal comfort by minimising overcooling and overheating. The project has resulted in significant cost savings.