Australia’s leading Universities;
leading excellence, leading debate.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education - The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, Monash University and UNSW Sydney.
Sustainability representatives from Go8 universities meet bi-annually to benchmark, share project successes and challenges, and identify opportunities to collaborate.
Sustainable Buildings Showcase
The newest Go8 publication, Building For the Future (2017), showcases a snapshot of the world class, high-performance, sustainable facilities which redefine best practice in tertiary education buildings. Built for the future, these spaces move beyond basic environmental sustainable design principles to demonstrate what is possible when clever technology and inspired design intersect.
From living laboratories to thermally sound environments, reusing the old to make new, and optimising for people and purpose - each building considers a number of sustainability aspects to foster and drive best performance from both its occupants and operating systems.
The publication features the University of Adelaide's 6-star Green Star building, Ingkarni Wardli.
Our Campus as a Living Laboratory
The Living Laboratory concept – linking teaching and research activities to operational sustainability - has the power to transform campuses and improving the learning experience of students.
The Living Laboratory Publication (2015) has been compiled to showcase examples of the living laboratory model in action across Go8 University campuses. Project examples include campus biodiversity and water quality research, renewable energy test sites, promotion of ethical purchasing, energy management and auditing buildings for environmental performance and indoor quality.
The publication features University of Adelaide projects: Edible Garden, Hub Central and Campus Building Retro-greening.