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Mice Net : August 2008
universities Murdoch signs up for green power Murdoch universiTy has become the first university in australia to sign up for green energy. M urdoch University will use 15 per cent GreenPower, thereby achieving the highest percentage use of nationally accredited renewable energy of any university in the country. Murdoch Vice Chancellor, Professor John Yovich, says the university is purchasing GreenPower from Synergy sourced from wind farms in Albany and Emu Downs, with the contract starting on December 1. Murdoch’s initiative will prevent at least 3500 tonnes of CO2 (or 3.5million kgs) being released into the atmosphere each year – equivalent to the emissions generated by the electricity consumption of 500 households. Professor Yovich said Murdoch was also working with Synergy to investigate ways to further reduce its energy usage and emissions. The university is considering the possible use of photovoltaic solar panels on its buildings to generate power onsite. “Murdoch University has a longstanding reputation as a leader in renewable energy research and development, and in teaching energy studies,” Professor Yovich said. “We are now taking the lead to go even greener. We hope Murdoch University’s commitment to reducing emissions with this high quality renewable energy program will encourage other large organisations to follow suit.” Professor Yovich said the university had taken the initiative to reduce its emissions several years ahead of anticipated mandatory reporting for universities as part of its overall strategy to “green” its operations. It already undertakes voluntary reporting through the national Greenhouse Challenge Program. Synergy managing director, Jim Mitchell, congratulated Murdoch for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. “Murdoch is a dynamic and progressive university, and its agreement to purchase accredited renewable energy reflects its future focus,” Mr Mitchell said. Professor Yovich said that in addition to its 15 per cent GreenPower deal, Murdoch University has also worked hard to achieve a 10 per cent reduction in electricity usage on its South Street Campus during WA’s energy crisis in June and July. 100 mice.net “The larger the energy users signing up for GreenPower, the greater the demand for accredited renewable energy will be. We are committed to helping stimulate further investment in WA’s renewable energy sources,” he said. in melbourne The Deakin Management Centre is your one-stop-shop for university-style meetings in Victoria. The facility, located on 200 acres of the Geelong Campus of Deakin University, is a world-class residential conference centre, purpose-built for organisational learning and improvement. It is contemporary with a professional team of people, who are friendly, proactive and flexible. The service culture responds to the personal lifestyles of clients and is dedicated to ensuring a memorable client experience. It offers: • 57 accommodation rooms with a capacity for 114 guests • Two conference rooms and six syndicate rooms • A total meeting capacity of 200 • A pricing package that includes all AV equipment, internet and wireless connectivity For further details visit www.managementcentre.com.au. Deakin