Concurrent session 3

31 Oct 2018
14.25-15.10

Concurrent session 3

 

 

[L&G] Introduction to STARS

Presented by:
Meghan Fay Zahiser

Case Study

Join this session for an introduction to STARS – the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System – presented by the Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – Meghan Fay Zahiser.
STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for Higher Education institutions to measure their sustainability performance. Developed AASHE in the US in 2010, STARS is now the most thoroughly vetted and extensively tested international sustainability framework for Higher Education Institutions.

 

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[P&E] Green Impactioneers! 

Panel Session:

This year 8 universities became the first institutions to be supported by ACTS to deliver the Green Impact program. This panel session will feature institutional program leads representing La Trobe, Monash, the University of Adelaide, and the University of Tasmania. Come along to hear insights on how the program has been piloted at their respective institutions, including challenges they have overcome and how the program has impacted sustainability engagement on their campuses.
In addition session attendees will also hear how the University of Melbourne has built on the momentum of being the first organisation in Australasia to successfully pilot Green Impact in 2017. In it’s second year UoM has almost tripled their direct engagement results with staff and students! Learn from their success with shared strategies, tips and innovative ways to raise awareness about sustainability to deliver real change within complex organisations using Green Impact.

 

 

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[L&T] Macquarie University’s Education for Sustainability Initiative

Presented by:
Dr. Thelma Raman

Case Study
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[F&O] Engaging people with building performance data

Presented by:
Michael Gibbs

Case Study
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.