Acton Campus Energy Management Strategy
In making decisions about this environment, the Australian National University (ANU) acknowledges the imperative of reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. It supports the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Several of these—Affordable and Clean Energy, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action—relate centrally to Energy use and are guiding goals for the development of this Strategy.
The current scale of campus energy use—generating approximately 100,000t of greenhouse gases per year—plus projected new major developments, and upgrades in particular to computing infrastructure, as well as the unusual nature of energy use for specialist research applications present challenges in reduction of energy use.