Concurrent session 3
[L&G] Introduction to STARS
Meghan Fay Zahiser
[P&E] Green Impactioneers!
[L&T] Macquarie University’s Education for Sustainability Initiative
Dr. Thelma Raman
This session will discuss Macquarie University’s Education for Sustainability Initiative (EfSi) Framework and how it has been used to investigate the breadth and depth of sustainability at the unit and program level across the various faculties. The discussion will also highlight the results of the mapping exercise and discuss some of the challenges experienced during the process. A ‘heat map’ showing the outcomes mapped onto the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be shared.
[F&O] Engaging people with building performance data
In 2017 Deakin implemented innovate sustainability digital screens within the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) building at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
Part of the university’s Smart Campus program, the screens use animations, graphs and simple messages about how the building is performing against selected benchmarking data and provide a unique opportunity to understand how CADET’s various ecological sustainable design features impact on the building’s performance. The screens also engage students with the university’s sustainability data management software and provide real-world information for research projects and coursework.